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E-ARK Partners


Work Package Lead

University of Brighton (UoB)

What the Work Package did

E-ARK comprised a complex series of inter-dependent activities, which delivered a large number of outputs over a period of 3 years. These were managed to ensure that each output was delivered on time and to budget, as well as in a way that interoperated with the other parts of the project.

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

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

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

We also organised 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.


  • Agreement of overall Description of Work with the EC
  • Successful completion of Year 1, 2 and 3 Reviews
  • Preparation of Year 2, Year 3 and end-project reports



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