Central administrative project and data curation

Guided by the DFG and in cooperation with the CRC’s member institutions, the central project administers network resources in thematic areas: equal opportunity, guests and colloquia, project-specific workshops, travel, outreach, data curation and publications. The Z project team: Spokesperson Matthew Larkum represents the CRC in all external matters and monitors the progress of scientific and service projects to ensure scientific standards are adhered to. He initiates and oversees all project-related activities (events, recruitment, finances) and is in charge of managing expenditures not covered by the Steering Committee. Matthew is also central to the development of strategic goals in the short and long-term, based on input from the consortium. In his absence, Deputy Spokesperson Richard Kempter acts in these matters. The first point of contact for internal and external matters is Managing Coordinator Mary Louise Grossman, who joined in 2018 to take care of global finances, coordination of grant renewal application, quality control, web and graphic design, public relations and scientific events (lecture series, retreats and symposia). She also ensures continous reporting to the Steering Committee, on behalf of the Spokesperson. Since 2019, Team Assistant Serenella Brinati has taken care of guests, network-wide travel,  meetings and protocols as well as provided general administrative assistance. From 2019-2022, data curator Julien Colomb (INF alumnus) developed solutions for data management and curation in collaboration with EMBO (smartfigure gallery) and the neuro-NFDI consortium (gin-tonic), in consultation with the CRC members, and under the supervision of Matthew Larkum. Heidi Pretorius coordinated the CRC’s guest speakers in the 2018-2019 Neuroscience Colloquium series. From 2020-2022, our PhD-Postdoc-Network Coordinator Lisa Velenosi mobilized the CRC’s young and early-career scientists to self-organize lab tours, meet-the-speaker, journal club, retreats and more. In CRC1315-2, Lisa Velenosi is our CRC PhD student coordinator. Since 2021, the Z project managing coordinator has been supported by our HU Berlin junior office assistant Madlena Kozaeva who tracks our statistics, member publications, and helps maintain our web presence.



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