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E-ARK Partners


Work Package Lead

University of Brighton (UoB)

What the Work Package is Doing

E-ARK comprises a complex series of inter-dependent activities, which will deliver a large number of outputs over a period of 3 years. These must be managed to ensure that each output is delivered on time and to budget, as well as in a way that it will interoperate with the other parts of the project.

The Project must provide regular (annual) progress reports and financial statements to the European Commission to explain and justify the co-funding with which they are helping to support the project to achieve its objectives.

We manage E-ARK in accordance with the suite of methodologies known as the Swirl™ Suite originally created by the UK Office of Government Commerce and now managed by Axelos:

  • PRINCE2® - Project Management
  • MSP® - Programme Management
  • M_o_R® - Risk Management and
  • MoV® - Management of Value

We manage the project’s relationship with the European Commission, liaising with their Project Officer(s) and Finance Department as required. We are responsible for the submission of the project’s work to the European Commission.

We have overall responsibility for the financial management of the project. We arrange for the submission of financial statements and costs claims to the EC, including ensuring that audits are carried out where this is necessary. We deal with any questions which the EC have regarding our returns and then arrange for the distribution of grants when these are received.

At the end of each year we produce an Annual Report on the project, a summary of which is published on this website.

We also organise and lead the Annual Scientific Review conducted into the project's work by the EC.

In addition to having responsibility for the structures by which the project is governed, we also provide support for a number of Advisory Boards representing the Archive, Technical and Commercial Supplier Communities with whom we are co-operating in our work.

Highlights to Date

  • Agreement of overall Description of Work with the EC
  • Successful completion of Year 1 Review

Upcoming Highlights

  • Year 2 and 3 Reviews
  • Preparation of Year 2, Year 3 and end-project reports



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