TA-PM Retreat in Berlin

On May 23 and 24 2022 , the FIZ Karlsruhe’s department for mathematics in Berlin hosted the first in person meeting of the NFDI4Chem TA-PMs (task area project managers). The meeting’s agenda featured a general training on OpenProject as well as discussions on various administrative topics.

For those unfamiliar with the operative structure of NFDI4Chem, the leads of all six task areas have appointed one or two task area project managers (TA-PMs) each. They meet on a regular basis, usually every two weeks via Zoom, to complete various administrative tasks, monitor the project’s progress, share success stories and discuss problems being met.

On May 23 and 24, all seven of them (see list and picture below), met in person at the department for mathematics of the FIZ Karlsruhe in Berlin. The busy agenda started with a 1.5 hour training on OpenProject and continued with topics such as format and documentation of deliverables, the upcoming midterm report and general processes in the consortium such as onboarding or management of the project’s file sharing system.

24 hours later, the TA-PMs left the meeting at the German capital with new tasks in their pockets, personal connections forged and a bottle of authentic Hessian “Ebbelwoi”, kindly provided by John Jolliffe.

TAName (partner)
TA1Christian Popp (FSU)
TA2Adam Basha (KIT)
TA3Christian Bonatto Minella (FIZ)
TA4David Rauh (IPB)
TA5John Jolliffe (JGU)
TA5Jochen Ortmeyer (RWTH)
TA6Katharina Hanske (TIB)