ExPO-r-Net spanned a wide range of activities and geographic locations, with more than 60 project partners from 22 countries. This is why a good coordination team was necessary to ensure the complete and efficient fulfillment of all the planned activities.

The ExPO-r-Net Project Management Team (PMT, link) monitored the overall project implementation. ExPO-r-Net main partner and Project Coordinator CCRI has a proven track record of administrative and financial management of large national and cross-border projects.

Associated Partners were also well established organisations with experienced project administration and supporting teams.

Project Management Team (PMT)

The PMT was composed by:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Work Package Leaders

This body monitored the project implementation in accordance with the Grant Agreement, including the status of the various deliverables and milestones.

The decision-making process on important project issues took into account one vote from each Associated Partner.

Project Coordinator

A seasoned project professional and expert on childhood cancers, Prof Dr Ruth Ladenstein relied on an experienced in-house Research Support Office that routinely monitors the operational and financial implementation of the project (see Work Package 1, link).

Together they:

  • Managed all aspects of scientific and financial reporting and amendments;
  • Assisted the financial department in budget management and distribution;
  • Provided a permanent contact point for all partners;
  • Organised the consortium meetings and support interim meetings as required.

Advisory Council

This pan-European selection of recognised Collaborative Partners and experts was assuming an advisory role in the project.


After its kick-off meeting, ExPO-r-Net meetings took place every six months, integrated with the meetings of the European Clinical Research Council (ECRC), and including patient and parent representatives. Meetings consisted of ExPO-r-Net Work Package sessions and non-technical sessions concerning the project administration as well as legal, finance and risk management issues.


CCRI - Children’s Cancer Research Institute, Zimmermannplatz 10, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Project Coordinator

Professor Ruth Ladenstein

Project Manager

Barbara Brunmair, Priv. Doz. Dr.

Dissemination Management Team

SIOP Europe (SIOPE), the European Society for Paediatric Oncology 

Address: Av. E. Mounier 83, 1200 Brussels, Belgium