Rolling Work Plans during ACCORD 1st MoU
- The RWP2023 was approved by the 5th ACCORD Assembly on the 8th of December 2022.
- The RWP2022 was approved by the 3rd ACCORD Assembly on the 8th of December 2021.
- The Management Group and the Support Team co-edited the "Execution of the RWP2022" document. It was proposed to the STAC who made recommendations at their 4 Nov. 2022 meeting (see these recommendations) and adopted by the Assembly on 8 Dec. 2022.
- The 2021 manpower figures were scrutinized by the PM and CSS, also in comparison with the commitments for 2021, and by Area and Work Package. See the document “RWP2021 Manpower graphics”.
- The Management Group and the Support Team co-edited the "Execution of the RWP2021" document. It was proposed to the STAC who made recommendations at their 15 Nov. 2021 meeting (see these recommendations) and adopted by the Assembly on 8 Dec. 2021.
- The Rolling Work Plan 2021 was derived from the Strategy 2021-2025. The ACCORD PM presented the RWP2021 to the ACCORD kick-off Assembly who approved it.
Consult the whole document RWP2021 or the synthesis prepared for the Assembly.
Rolling Work Plans: a two-year process
The Management Group plans the work of the Consortium staff in order to utilise the available competences in the most efficient possible way. A specific tool used for planning is the yearly Rolling Work Plan.
From the start of its redaction to the full reporting of its realisation, each RWP has a two-year life time. Put in different words, the MG deals each year with 2 RPWs simultaneously, for the realisation of the current RWP and for the preparation of the next year RWP.
The redaction of the Rolling Work Plan for year YYYY generally begins at the very beginning of the 2nd quarter of year YYYY-1. Based on the RWP YYYY-1, the ACCORD MoU and Strategy 2021-2025, the guidance and remarks from the last Assembly, STAC (possibly PAC), the MG reviews the Work Packages definition and their redactors. Then, each member of the MG works on the content of the Work Packages relevant in their area (according to the guidelines). This step requires technical discussions and sometimes efforts of prioritization or negotiation, in close coordination with co-editors (lead scientists) and more generally the teams working in the area. At the end of June, the MG reviews the draft RWP and it is proposed to the LTMs for them to check that nothing misses with respect to their local scientific working plans. The redaction still goes on during summer. The MG finalises the text of the RWP early September. Then, the LTMs communicate their commitments to the redactors of the Work Packages where their team will contribute.
The draft RWP including the commitments is proposed to STAC, amended by the MG according to the STAC remarks, and proposed to the end-of-the-year Assembly for approval. The approved RWP is then made available for the teams.
During year YYYY, the teams work on the RWP under the coordination of the MG. The LTMs quarterly report in the Common Manpower Register the work done on the RWP during the previous quarter. The MG follows the execution of the RWP all along the year and regularly checks the manpower register.
From September, the MG prepares a scientific report, to be scrutinized by STAC, then proposed to the Assembly. At the very beginning of the second quarter of YYYY+1, a summary report of the execution of the RWP YYYY is published, including the manpower realisation.
Rolling Work Plans and reports 2018-2020
Previous Rolling Work Plans and summary reports including manpower figures (detailed reports are available on request):