TrainCKDis Kick-off meeting 19-20 FEBRUARY 2020, PARIS, FRANCE
Published July 09, 2020
This first consortium meeting gathered the beneficiaries of the project.
The Vice President for Research of Université Paris Cité welcomed the participant and remind the importance of the research project. He repeated the joy the Université de Paris have to coordinate such projects. He took the opportunity to present the newly created institution, result of the merger between Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris Diderot and Institut Physique du Globe de Paris. Researchers from the consortium worked together during several month to write down the proposal and often met during worldwide conference.
This 2-days meeting was the opportunity to bring together the principal investigators from each beneficiary institution who worked hard together to write the project. The consortium had a busy schedule. This meeting was useful to recap the rules the consortium has to follow to comply with financial rules.
Fabiola Terzi, the scientific coordinator of the project is the head of the Institut Necker Enfants Malades (INEM). In this context, she welcomed the consortium in the new building of INEM. Fabiola Terzi's lab is a joint research unit between Université Paris Cité and INSERM.
The principal investigators came from all over Europe to discuss the start of the project, with a nice view of the Eiffel Tower.
The first part of the first day was dedicated to the coordination aspect of the project. Reports, ESR recruitment, and eligible costs, were the first subjects.
Each participant presented the PhD project. We recapped the scientific project and its division between the several work packages. The consortium also gets through the recruitment process in order to follow carefully what was written in the proposal and follow the advice of the European Commission.
The gathering was the first time the consortium regroups for the TrainCKDis project after the official start of the project. The consortium took advantage of a meal in a Parisian restaurant to exchange in a more relaxed atmosphere.