WP6 - Project management and coordination
matters related to the project are discussed, evaluated and decided upon
by the Research
Coordination Team (RCT). The RCT has regular meetings by
teleconferencing and meets at least once per year physically in a
satellite meeting to the Health Grain Forum Autumn meeting where the WoW
project progress will be presented to the allied scientific and
industrial (sponsoring) partners.
To benefit from scientific expertise present at the site of R&D
departments of allied sponsoring partners, a
steering team has been
established, which will participate in regular meetings with the RCT.
All project partners will be informed about the meeting contents en
developments (laid down in the meeting minutes), allowing interactions
To optimize dissemination of information resulting from the project and
the related fields of science, a
has been formed with representatives from both research and sponsoring
Finance and potential conflicts of interest: the project is subsidised
by governmental funds from the TKI-Agri & Food-RVO (Top Knowledge
Institute- Agri & Food, Wageningen- Rijksdienst Voor Ondernemend
Nederland).and donations from industrial partners. To avoid suspicions
of industrial influences (see also conflicts of interest),
on study design, generation of data and their interpretation, the
project will be managed in full transparency concerning organization,
financial flows, processes of preparation and research, discussions,
decision taking and execution. Accordingly, under the section
“Organization” all partners, their scientific and their financial
sponsoring contribution, and the names of their representatives are
listed. All human studies will be formally registered and will pass
independent ethical committees for approval.
Financial management and administration support is supplied by ICC – the
International Association for Cereal Science and Technology, Vienna,
Austria, lead Mrs Michaela Pichler, for invoicing the funding partners
for their regular contributions, according to the grant agreements as
well as payment transfers of required budgets to the research partners
according to the research consortium agreements as requested by
Maastricht University. Financial project audits will be performed by
registered accountants, on request of the Dutch subsidy instance
TKI-Agri & Food-RVO (Top Knowledge Institute- Agri & Food, Wageningen-
Rijksdienst Voor Ondernemend Nederland).
The overall project coordination is executed by Maastricht University,
Faculty of health Medicine and Life Sciences Prof Dr Fred Brouns,
assisted by the department of finance, Fred Gorissen, and mr Pascal
Stevens, managing director of the School of Nutrition and Translational
Research in Metabolism. Operational management assistance is supplied by
Mrs Zsuzsan Proos of the Dutch Bakery center, Wageningen, Netherlands.
Financial management and administration support is given by Mrs Michaela
Pichler , ICC, Vienna, Austria.