SimulPast is a network of 11 Research Groups from 7 Institutional Members. The Project also counts with the participation of External Groups that have specific interests in some areas of our research and that are helping in the project development. SimulPast is managed by two committees: the Scientific Committee and the Executive Committee. These are in charge of the implementation and monitoring of the project strategy and the day to day management. The project has appointed independent External Reviewers regularly assessing the development of the research on the basis of the proposal and the annual reports. The SimulPast finances are managed by the IMF-CSIC, delegating the single groups' budget to each Institutional Member.

Charles French

Mark Lake

Jordi Sabater-Mir

Project Administrative and Financial Managers

A Project Administrative Manager (PAM) and a Project Financial Manager (PFM), in charge of the financial and administrative issues according to the CONSOLIDER rules, support the PC. The PAM also acts as a Secretary, running the day-to-day needs of the project.

Project Coordinator

The management of the SimulPast project is based on a governing structure that sees the Project Coordinator (PC) at the top. The PC is the spokesperson in relation to any external body. Also the PC will act as the link between the Ministerio de Ciencia e InnovaciĆ³n and the groups participating in the program. The PC is responsible for the general program management, planning of actions, internal communication, progress monitoring, report production (based on the information supplied by the 7 group leaders) and the general dissemination of results.

Scientific Committee

The responsibilities of the SC are the implementation and monitoring of the program strategy, the assurance of the integration of the different parts of the program, the coordination of legal, ethical and contract issues of the Consortium, as well as decisions regarding the task execution and the use of resources, and conflict resolution.

Executive Committee

The EC has responsibility for day to day management. The EC especially ensures that potential synergies among the different groups are created. In addition, it tries to detect those situations where a lack of development in any of the activities endangers the proper development of the others, encouraging preventive actions.