Coordination of Data Protection in the HBP
End date 2017-09-30 17:00:00 (GMT+1)
The Human Brain Project
The Human Brain Project (HBP, https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/) is an ambitious 10-year research initiative, and part of the EU flagship program. The HBP is developing an innovative ICT infrastructure (the HBP Joint Platform), that will help neuroscientists and clinical researchers integrate data and knowledge about the brain across all levels of its spatial and temporal organisation. Using detailed digital representations, reconstructions, and simulations it aims to give tools to thousands of researchers to advance and accelerate our understanding of the functioning of the human brain and its diseases.
Through this Call for Expressions of Interest (CEoI), the HBP is looking for a new Partner Organisation with a strong track record in Coordination of Data Protection to join the project's next phase, which will be funded under Horizon 2020.
Scope of the Call for Coordination of Data Protection in the HBP
- The selected proposal will become Task T12.4.7 in the envisioned HBP Work Plan for the SGA2 period (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020) within the HBP’s Subproject 12 (Ethics and Society), with special links to Subproject 5 (Neuroinformatics Platform), and Subproject 11 (Coordination and Management). Specific interactions with individual SPs, CDPs, Partnering Projects or external users will need to be defined according to specific needs.
- Coordination of Data Protection in the HBP, effective through the work of the Data Protection Officer (DPO), will be focused on ensuring the implementation of data protection measures for the protection of data subjects for the whole HBP. It will oversee managing Data Protection Compliance and advise on legal requirements and best practice (see General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR), with regards to both European legislation and local regulation, where appropriate and will be involved in risk management. The DPO is responsible for data protection in the HBP which includes development of the policies concerning all partners as well as PPs.
- The DPO will report to the Directorate (DIR) via the Ethics Director. Where urgent access is required, the DPO can report to the DIR directly.
- The selected Partner Organisation will be incorporated in the HBP Consortium. The new Partner will be requested to sign the relevant agreements with the EC as well as the Consortium Agreement that regulates the relations between the Partners of the Consortium.
- The agreements with the EC include a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and a Specific Grant Agreement (SGA). The FPA-Consortium Agreement applies to all SGAs under the FPA. The addition of new Partners to the Consortium is subject to the approval of the required FPA amendment by the HBP Stakeholder Board and the EC. Following this process, the Partner will be welcomed into the HBP consortium.
Success in this Call should not be considered as a commitment by the HBP or the European Commission to continue funding the Partner after the end of the SGA2 period. The continuation of this activity will be subject to the same review as all other HBP activities.
 Partner = an organization, not an individual