The organisation of CRISP is bottom-up and participatory to reflect the needs of the project participants, but with a strong lead top-down provided by the Steering Committee to ensure continuity and purpose.
The participating ESFRI-PP Research Infrastructures are of a diverse nature. The structure of the CRISP project takes proper account of this heterogeneous environment by introducing a layer between executive bodies and the work package layer. Four scientific Topic Groups bring together thematically related work packages. Each group is coordinated by a Topic Leader, responsible for overseeing the proper functioning of a sub-set of work packages and for insuring proper communication between executive bodies and work packages.
ESRF, the Coordinator of CRISP, is contractually liable for the financial administration of the project and the execution of the tasks attributed to the Coordinator in the Grant Agreement.
The Executive Group is the body which assists the Coordinator in the management of the CRISP project and ensures the correct and timely implementation of the “Description of Work” in Annex I of the Grant Agreement.
Each Topic Leader oversees performance within their own Topic Group, monitoring and reporting the activity of each work package.
The Work Package Managers are responsible for the organisation and coordination of their own individual Work Packages and report to their respective Topic Leader.