The University of Oxford is the coordinating partner in charge of reporting, finance, contractual issues and management. And is - as such - organising the annual consortium meetings, identifying milestone deadlines and driving the consortium to our shared end goals. The University of Oxford is also responsible for the reporting and financial aspects of the project, as well as governance and audit.


Our objectives are:


  • to coordinate COPE to ensure successful delivery of project milestones and deliverables
  • to establish the governance framework and co-ordinate Management Board meetings
  • to coordinate budgetary and financial aspects
  • to coordinate interim and final scientific and financial reports to the European Commission
  • to establish effective lines of communication with Partners and the European Commission


Since January 2013, the COPE Project Office & Management has delivered:

  • 1 kick-off meeting
  • 5 Annual meetings with over 50 participants
  • 2 official amendment processes with the EU Commission
  • 3 financial and scientific interim reports towards the EU Commission
  • Various communication activities including bi-monthly newsletters, website updates, conference booths and communication materials such as banners and flyers
  • Over 30 contracts including equipment agreements, sponsorship contracts and site agreements



This project has received funding from the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement 305934.

COPE Consortium - 2017