The working time that coordinators dedicate to project work varies considerably. However, based on feedback from current and past coordinators, we believe this work amounts to approximately 20 to 25 hours per month. We strongly recommend that prospective coordinators secure the approval and recognition of this European cooperation from their employers before submitting an ECML project proposal. Ideally, involvement in an ECML project should bring benefits to the applicant’s institution.
The other team members should expect to dedicate on average 10 to 15 hours per month to project-related tasks and will assume the following roles:
- Website correspondent: is primarily responsible for updating the content of the project website. No previous technical expertise is needed.
- 2nd language documentalist: ensures that key documents relating to the project are made available in the second language, including key project terminology.
- Communications officer: ensures that information on project developments and expected outcomes are regularly communicated to relevant target audiences by using different communication channels.
Please note that the tasks can be shared by the 4 team members. Further details on the roles can be found in the online FAQ section on this page (question 3).
Project teams can be supported in their work by associate partners. These are persons with a specialisation in the area of work who become involved with a project team on a voluntary basis (perhaps to pilot resources or to provide background research) and who help raise awareness of the project and disseminate the final outputs. The names of associate partners are made visible on the project web pages. Please note that the ECML does not fund associate partners. The ECML welcomes third-party funding from the institutions of the associate partners. If this is likely to be available, a reference to this support should be made in the application.