WP1: Project Management

The aim of the WP1 led by Enspire Science Ltd. (project coordinator) is to manage the FRONTIERS project and ensure its smooth operation. This includes the establishment of effective project management procedures, identification and recovery from any possible risks that could affect the project (in terms of results achievement, schedule, effort etc.). The work done under WP1 includes also IP and data management of the project.

D1.1: Project management guide
D1.2: Data management plan

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WP2: Residency program and coordination and support office

This work package aims to develop the residency program, including the open call and selection procedure. It will also develop a coordination and support office, including structural, organizational and procedural aspects, and match and continuously support journalists and hosting institutions before, during and after the residency. Each task is led by CESJ (apart from Task 2.7 and Task 2.8, both led by Enspire) with contributions from all partners.

D2.1: Coordination and support office operational guide
D2.2: Residency program guide
D2.3: Guidelines for Awarding Financial Support to Third Parties
D2.4: Database of hosting institutions
D2.5: Report on residency program implementation
D2.6: Residency program guide – Final version

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WP3: Good practices and ethics

This work package aims to ensure the efficient operation and success of the FRONTIERS project by systematically engaging stakeholders, establishing best practices and ethical guidelines, measuring success, and continuously improving the program based on participant feedback. Each task is led by CESJ with contributions from NOVA and UPF.

D3.1: Stakeholder analysis
D3.2: Best Practice Guideline
D3.3: Indicators of success

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WP4: Stakeholders training

WP4 aims to create comprehensive training resources for key stakeholders, primarily journalists and researchers. These materials will be developed to serve as valuable guides. The project will also conduct practical testing and provide both online and on-site training programs to enhance the skills and collaboration among journalists and researchers. Moreover, the initiative intends to foster partnerships not only among journalists but also between journalists and researchers. Ultimately, this WP will contribute to knowledge sharing by publishing the tested training materials in open access including guidelines for their implementation in different institutions and contexts.

D4.1: FRONTIERS Training programs
D4.2: Testing experiences plan
D4.3: Training programs and recommendations

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WP5: Dissemination and communication

WP5 is dedicated to dissemination and communication activities, aimed at maximizing the outreach and the impact of the project. This work package
focus on three main goals: 1) engaging journalists, researchers and research institutions in the FRONTIERS residencies, highlight the benefits of the cross talk (and cross learning) between scientists and the media; 2) raising awareness about the project for the scientific community, the media, and a cross-section of the general public, highlighting the importance of both frontier research and independent science journalism for an engaged democratic society; 3) making sure the project has tangible outputs than contribute to inspire funders, scientific institutions and journalists to replicate this experience in other contexts.

D5.1: Project website
D5.2: Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation Plan
D5.3: Documentary
D5.4: E-handbook for legacy
D5.5: Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation Plan – Final version D5.6: Paths towards financial sustainability

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NOVA University of Lisbon