User Selection Panel - terms of reference

The role of the selection panel is to assist ARIADNE in selecting users for transnational access to services provided by PIN, the Athena Research Centre and CNR. The members of the panel are international experts in archaeological research data and includes experts who are independent of the ARIADNE infrastructure. The Selection Panel is normally convened annually to review applications for transnational access in the coming period. The project coordinator chairs the Selection Panel with MDR Partners providing the secretariat.

Members of the selection panel

Peter Biehl, SUNY Buffalo, and European Association of Archaeologists (2014-15)

Gary Lock, University of Oxford and President, Computer Applications in Archaeology (2014-15)

Laurent Romary, INRIA & HUB-IDSL and DARIAH (2014-15)

Felipe Criado-Boado, CSIC and EAA  (2016)

Philip Verhagen, V U Amsterdam and CAA (2016)

Jeremy Huggett, University of Glasgow (2016)

Franco Niccolucci, PIN, Project Coordinator

Julian Richards, ADS, Deputy Project Coordinator

Achille Felicetti, PIN

Nestor Tsirliganis, Athena Research Centre

Carlo Meghini, CNR

Responsibilities of the selection panel

  • Assessing proposals for transnational access received in response to open calls based on the selection criteria (see below)
  • Applying the principles of transparency, fairness and impartiality to the selection process
  • Recommending a short-list of users who should benefit from access
  • Recommending a short-list of users for a TNA scholarship from the project

Selection criteria

  • Quality of the applicant
  • Scientific merit of the case study or individual research project proposed by the applicant
  • Potential to benefit from the training on offer

In the event of equal scoring, weighting will be given to users who have not previously used the ARIADNE infrastructure, to young researchers and to those working in countries where no research infrastructure is available. The selection panel shall also pay regard to issues of gender equality.

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