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Topics for 1st MC meeting

  • Nominate a leader and co-leader for each Working Group: an experienced partner plus an Early Career Investigator (ECI). Candidates from Inclusiveness Target Countries are preferred.
  • Propose a Steering Committee (SC): Chair & Vice Chair; WG leaders; STSM Chair; Web contents manager; SC secretary. The SC will organize MC circulars and MC meetings and take responsibilities for the web contents management. The SC is responsible for development and implementation of specific plans to increase the involvement of Early Career Investigators and for maintaining and monitoring gender balance and geographical distribution. If no direct meetings are taking place, the SC will communicate through web-meetings on a bi-monthly basis.
  • The MC may encourage the consortium to participate in “Open Access” pilot of the Horizon 2020 programme for its publications, choosing the “gold model”. The consortium members will send publications about their research results to “Open Access” European journals or in journals that provide an “Open Access” possibility by author’s request, including a list of journals prepared by the MC.
  • ECIs with respect to gender balance and geographical distribution will be encouraged to chair sessions and present at the WG Meetings.
  • The STSM Chair will coordinate networking activities by a maximum of 4 STSMs per WG: two weeks to 3 months, supported by a fixed grant of EUR 2,500, organized by each WG every year.


  • MitoGlobal events are listed here for consideration by the Management Committee of the Cost Action MITOEAGLE:


CA15203 Drafting Work and Budget Plan for COST Action for Grant Period 1 (2016-11-01 to 2017-04-30)

Dear Prof Erich Gnaiger,
The COST Association has allocated a budget of 68000 EUR for COST Action for Grant Period 1 (2016-11-01 to 2017-04-30).
Please click on the link below to log into e-cost and follow the instructions to draft the Work and Budget Plan for this Grant Period. You will only be able to encode activities that occur during the Grant Period and are permitted under the COST rules.
https://e-services.cost.eu/action/CA15203/2137/wbp/instructions
e-COST will prompt you to enter a justification for any activities that require an exceptional approval from the COST Association or if the budget that you encode exceeds the allocated budget. These request and justifications will then be reviewed by the COST Association.
After the first Management Committee meeting the Work and Budget Plan will be revised by the person elected Chair by the Management Committee and submitted for review by the COST Association. Once approved by the COST Association it will be automatically sent for MC approval via the e-COST based MC online approval tool and the Grant Agreement documentation will be prepared.
If you have any questions please contact the Science Officer for CA15203, Dr Federica Ortelli ([email protected])
Best regards,
COST Association Avenue Louise 149 1050 Brussels | Belgium www.cost.eu
Ref: E-27.A


Circulars towards the 1st MC meeting

2016-07-28 MITOEAGLE: Summary and next steps

Dear colleague,
The MitoFit Science Camp and the MITOEAGLE related sessions were a great success.
A summary of the discussions regarding the Cost Action MITOEAGLE can be found here:
» MITOEAGLE: towards the 1st MC Meeting
This should give us a basis for discussions and will support our first Management Committee meeting in September, where the final decisions will be made. We are certainly open for your further suggestions, which you can send to us until the end of August.
Furthermore, we would like to ask those of you who have not given us a feedback yet in which working group(s) you will actively participate in to give us an update regarding your commitment in the proposed working groups, which can be found here: » MITOEAGLE Working Groups
As discussed in the MITOEAGLE session there was a broad consensus that the tasks of working group 5 (WG5) will be incorporated in WG1. WG5 will thus remain as a task force of WG1.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Best regards,
Christina

2016-06-21 1st MC Meeting: Info on travel arrangements

Dear colleague,
We would like to follow-up regarding the 1st Management Committee Meeting to be held on 2016-09-12 in Brussels and your personal travel arrangements.
Official COST invitations for the meeting including all necessary details will be sent one month before the meeting takes place. COST suggests not to make any travel arrangements before receiving this e-cost invitation.
The meeting will be held at the office of the COST Association, Avenue Louise 149, 1050 Brussels - preliminary time: 09:30 am.
Details about financial support and cost refunding (for MC Members and substitutes) can be found in the COST Vademecum (pages 21-24): » http://www.cost.eu/download/COSTVademecum.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Brussels.
Best regards,
Christina

2016-06-02 1st MC Meeting MITOEAGLE / MitoFit Science Camp

Dear colleague,
We would like to inform you that the 1st MC Meeting (organised by the COST Association) will be held on 2016-09-12 in Brussels.
» http://www.mitoglobal.org/index.php/COST_Action_MITOEAGLE
The MitoFit Science Camp in July 2016 provides a unique opportunity to prepare the MITOEAGLE consortium and MC Meeting. As communicated before, participation in the MitoFit Science Camp is unfortunately not eligible for financial support by our COST Action. You may, however, consider an economical cost- and time-effective option:
Participation for two days, arriving on Sunday, July 10 (for the keynote lecture) and departing with all other participants on Wednesday, July 13, to Innsbruck.
See our website for more information: http://www.mitofit.org/index.php/MitoFit_Science_Camp_2016_Kuehtai_AT
Please let us know if this special arrangement is of interest for you. We will then send you specific registration information.
Furthermore, we would like to announce that the project management of COST MITOEAGLE is handed over to Christina Plattner (MC Member) as Sandra Fleischmann has left OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS.
Best regards,
Erich and Christina

2016-05-04

Dear MC Member,
We would like to inform you that the 1st Management Committee Meeting for the COST Action MITOEAGLE will be held in September 2016. This MC kickoff meeting is organised by the COST Association, who gives us the following choices for the date of the meeting to be held in Brussels:
  • 2016-09-12 (our preferred option)
  • 2016-09-22
MC members or their substitutes will be financially covered by the COST Action. Please enter your preferred date for the 1st MC Meeting into our Doodle calendar until 2016-05-10:
 » http://doodle.com/poll/dqa9zrgqk8es7iwq
At the MC Meeting, decisions will have to be made on the Chair and Co-Chair, on leaders of the Working Groups and project management of MITOEAGLE. The best opportunity to prepare our 1st MC Meeting will be provided at the MitoFit Science Camp, 2016 Jul 07-13:
 » MitoFit Science Camp 2016 Kuehtai AT.
Unfortunately, this event will take place before the official start of MITOEAGLE and thus cannot be supported by the COST Action. However, since the MitoFit Training Camp is organized geographically close and directly after EBEC, it will be very inexpensive particularly for EBEC participants.
Best regards,
Erich and Sandra


2016-03-21 Statement of the Spanish COST National Coordinator

Regarding Circular: MITOEAGLE Management Committee nominations, 2016-03-21:
This mail is very useful for all of us in order to nominate to the MC according to the SC recommendations. So, I have to nominate two MC members and three MC substitutes and I will try to nominate ECI (early career investigators) and to maintain gender balance. I know you are 7 secondary proposers from Spain and I will nominate to 5 people. In my opinion, all of Spanish proposers should discuss about this issue in order to know if someone of you is ECI, ... ~ Noelia Romero López - COST National Coordinator Spain

2016-03-21 MITOEAGLE Management Committee nominations

Dear colleague,
We would like to follow-up regarding the nominations to the Management Committee of the COST Action MITOEAGLE.
The Scientific Committee suggested that the proposed Action must develop and implement specific plans to increase the involvement of Early Career Investigators and for maintaining and monitoring gender balance. Furthermore, we will need a balance of Participants from all the Working Groups in the MC, so that all WGs are represented well in the course of the Action. For more information, see » Join the COST Action CA15203 MITOEAGLE.
Therefore, please ask your COST National Coordinator (CNC) to take this into consideration when nominating the MC Members and Substitutes. To achieve an optimum balance in choosing your MC Members, it may be best practice to list all national COST Participants when contacting your CNC. For the list of participants, see
» MITOEAGLE network
Your feedback will be summarized here: » MITOEAGLE-Feedback (moved to respective Working Groups or personal pages)
Best regards,
Erich and Sandra
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Gnaiger
Medical University of Innsbruck
Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery
D. Swarovski Research Laboratory
Mitochondrial Physiology
Email: [email protected] http://www.mitofit.org
Sandra Fleischmann, MSc MSc, Project Manager
OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS high-resolution respirometry
Schöpfstrasse 18
A-6020 Innsbruck
Austria
T +43 512 566796 | F +43 512 566796 20
Email: [email protected] http://www.oroboros.at

2016-03-02 COST MITOEAGLE - Next steps

Dear colleague,
We would like to let you know that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the COST Action MITOEAGLE has been published on e-COST: » http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15203.
1. If you are interested in being part of the Management Committee (MC), please contact us with a very brief outline of your active role in the Action: choice of Working Group(s) - MITOEAGLE#Working_Groups. We will need a balance of MC members in the working groups and management tasks.
2. Even if you are listed in the Network of Proposers, you will have to contact your COST National Coordinator (CNC) who will be responsible for your participation in the MITOEAGLE Action and the nominations to the Management Committee.
» COST Action MITOEAGLE
» Join the COST Action CA15203 MITOEAGLE
As soon as the MoU has been accepted by five Countries through their respective CNCs, the Action can officially start. The COST Association will organize the kick-off meeting of our Action.
If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
Best regards,
Erich and Sandra
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erich Gnaiger
Medical University of Innsbruck
Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery
D. Swarovski Research Laboratory
Mitochondrial Physiology
Email: [email protected] http://www.mitofit.org
Sandra Fleischmann, MSc MSc, Project Manager
OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS high-resolution respirometry
Schöpfstrasse 18
A-6020 Innsbruck
Austria
T +43 512 566796 | F +43 512 566796 20
Email: [email protected] http://www.oroboros.at

Approval

2016-02-15 COST MITOEAGLE was approved

Dear colleague,
We are delighted to inform you that our COST Action proposal “Mitochondrial mapping: Evolution - Age - Gender - Lifestyle - Environment (MITOEAGLE)” was approved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials. The very positive evaluation of MITOEAGLE (» MITOEAGLE evaluation highlights) is truly overwhelming, especially taking into consideration that the success rate of COST applications submitted by the September collection date was only 10%.
We would like to thank you very much for supporting this Action and inform you that we have re-opened the MITOEAGLE website: » MITOEAGLE.
We will follow up with next steps ASAP and are looking forward to a prosperous collaboration!
Best regards,
Sandra
Sandra Fleischmann, MSc MSc
Chief Web Officer (CWO) and Project Manager
OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS
high-resolution respirometry
Schöpfstrasse 18, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
T +43 512 566796 | F +43 512 566796 20
Email: [email protected] | http://www.oroboros.at


Partner circulars Proposal phase

2015-02-27 COST MITOEAGLE

Dear COST Action Participants,
We would like to welcome you to MITOEAGLE. We are overwhelmed by the numerous responses (46 groups) and the great interest in this COST Action, which encourages us in our ambitions.
For up-to-date information on participants and Working Groups, please check the following links:
 » http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/MitoGlobal_EAGLE#EAGLE_consortium
 » http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/COST_MITOEAGLE (*)
At a first glance, the four Working Groups (WGs) seem to be appropriate for the consortium. Feel free to update or change your selection of the WGs you will join, particularly when the WGs will be elaborated more precisely. Please note that we have changed the focus from “human and mouse models” to “human and rodent models”. Furthermore, we would like to ask you, whether you consider the specific focus on gender to be appropriate or if we should keep a general balance for all EAGLE topics (Evolution - Age - Gender - Lifestyle – Environment)?
In order to participate in a COST Action, participants will need to register in the COST electronic database, e-COST, with affiliation profile and CV. Multiple participants may register for each institution. Registration is very simple and straightforward and can be found on:
» https://e-services.cost.eu/?module=user&action=loginForm&userParam%5BrequestedURI%5D=%2F
We would like to ask you to forward us the name of your groups' main contact person (first name, last name) and the corresponding e-mail used in the e-COST registration within the next week. ‘Proposers’ will then be invited among the main contact persons through the e-COST submission tool. ‘Proposers’ have to finally accept the invitation by following the link in the invitation e-mail.
Sandra will manage these further steps in our COST Action application.
Best regards,


Erich and Sandra
Erich Gnaiger, Ao.Univ.-Prof., Ph.D.
Medical University of Innsbruck
Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery
D. Swarovski Research Laboratory
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Link: http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/MitoGlobal_EAGLE
Contact: [email protected]; [email protected]
Disclosure: Dr Erich Gnaiger is founder and CEO of OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS – www.oroboros.at


Originally listed Working groups (WG)

WG1. MITOEAGLE data base on gender and mt-function in health and disease

  • Mainly published data from WG participants will be cataloged in the detail beyond the published record (anonymised data on individuals in addition to group averages; tabulated results in addition to figures; conversion to common SI units; comparability of normalization).
  • Data management systems - diversity vs. unification to manage the MITOEAGLE biometrics database.
  • Measures of mitochondrial respiratory function in human and rodent tissues, blood cells and cell lines will be structured according to the EAGLE background, with specific emphasis on gender-specific mt-function and gender medicine; joint publication.

WG2. Challenges on quality control for reference data in mitochondrial physiology

  • Basic concepts and communication: Consolidation of concepts and nomenclature on mitochondrial respiratory states and control parameters; MitoPedia; joint publication.
  • Laboratory standards: Protocols, technologies and standard procedures; data base on laboratory protocols.
  • Reference data in mitochondrial physiology: Quality control, documentation, bioinformatics standards.

WG3. Inter-laboratory test and outreach

  • An inter-laboratory ring test will be introduced in practice as a world-wide innovation in the field of mitochondrial respiratory physiology: design and implementation; reference sample dissemination; test protocol(s); data analysis; joint publication.
  • Comparison of results between and within instrumental platforms.
  • Logistics for extended future collaboration in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa.

WG4. Training and data sharing

  • Recommendations for quality control, data reporting and data sharing beyond the published record.
  • Concepts on Open Access and institutionalized service for data management, data mining and health-care conforming standards of data interpretation.
  • Summary on strategic dissemination and education programme for MitoGlobal EAGLE.


Partner invitation 2015-02-28

Dear colleagues:
A COST application MITOEAGLE is in preparation, following discussions over the past years at various meetings, on a global mitochondrial network. The project is called MITOEAGLE, for Evolution, Age, Gender, Lifestyle and Environment. COST Actions support networking, not primary research.
Four working groups (WG) are suggested – open for discussion and further elaboration:
  • WG1. MITOEAGLE data base on gender and mt-function in health and disease
  • WG2. Challenges on quality control for reference data in mitochondrial physiology
  • WG3. Inter-laboratory test and outreach
  • WG4. Training and data sharing
Further details: » http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/COST_MITOEAGLE
The deadline for submission is 2015 March 24. To get an idea, can you let us know if you are interested in the project in general, and which working groups you might be interested in participating? If you agree to be ‘on board’, we will add you to the list of the (informal) EAGLE consortium:
 » http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/MitoGlobal_EAGLE
You may register in the COST electronic database, e-COST, with affiliation profile and CV. Multiple participants may register for each institution which is simple and straightforward:
 » https://e-services.cost.eu/?module=user&action=loginForm&userParam%5BrequestedURI%5D=%2F
Best regards,
Erich
Erich Gnaiger, Ao.Univ.-Prof., Ph.D.
Medical University of Innsbruck
Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery
D. Swarovski Research Laboratory
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Link: http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/MitoGlobal_EAGLE
Disclosure: Dr Erich Gnaiger is founder and CEO of OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS – www.oroboros.at

Partner invitation 2015-02-24

Dear colleague:
The reason for this Email is to follow up on an idea discussed over the past year at various meetings all over the world, on a global mitochondrial network to bring together scattered data in the field of mitochondrial physiology and medicine.
The project is called MitoGlobal EAGLE or mtEAGLE, for Evolution, Age, Gender, Lifestyle and Environment. The attached summary of the mtEAGLE project is a first draft for a COST project proposal – open for discussion and further elaboration. COST Actions support networking, not primary research (see below).
In the attached draft, four working groups (WG) are suggested:
  • WG1. mtEAGLE data base on gender and mt-function in health and disease
  • WG2. Challenges on quality control for sharing data in mitochondrial physiology
  • WG3. Interlaboratory test and outreach
  • WG4. Training and data sharing
The deadline for submission is 2015 March 24. To get an idea, can you let me know if you are interested in the project in general, and which working groups you might be interested in participating?
I am looking forward to your feedback. If you agree and you are going to be ‘on board’, we would add you to the list of the (informal) EAGLE consortium:
 » http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/MitoGlobal_EAGLE
Best wishes from Innsbruck,
Erich
Erich Gnaiger, Ao.Univ.-Prof., Ph.D.
Medical University of Innsbruck
Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery
D. Swarovski Research Laboratory
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Link: http://www.bioblast.at/index.php/MitoGlobal_EAGLE
Disclosure: Dr Erich Gnaiger is founder and CEO of OROBOROS INSTRUMENTS – www.oroboros.at

Some further COST information:

  • I was involved as a participant in two COST projects, ‘Mitofood’ and more recently ‘Hypoxia sensing, signalling and adaptation’:
 » http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/bmbs/Actions/TD0901
  • COST Actions are networks centred around nationally funded research projects in fields that are of interest to at least five COST countries.
  • The financial support averages EUR 130 000 per year for a four-year period. - http://www.cost.eu/COST_ActionsEarly Stage Researcher (ESR) - is a term used to define a researcher whose career spans less than 8 years between the date of the PhD/doctorate (or similar experience) and the date of involvement in the COST Action. Periods of career leave have to be added to this time span. COST approved a specific strategy for early stage researchers.


COST Actions approved 2015 with potential connections to MITOEAGLE

Standardisation strategies
  • CA COST Action CA15110 - Harmonising standardisation strategies to increase efficiency and competitiveness of European life-science research
Other selected CA topics
  • CA15115 Mining the European Anthroposphere 17
  • CA15120 Open Multiscale Systems Medicine 22
  • CA15123 The European research network on types for programming and verification 25
  • CA15129 Diagnosis, Monitoring and Prevention of Exposure‐Related Noncommunicable Diseases 31
  • CA15131 ABM & Training of Laboratory Non‐human Primates & Large Laboratory Animals 33
  • CA15132 The comet assay as a human biomonitoring tool 34
  • CA15133 The Biogenesis of Iron‐sulfur Proteins: from Cellular Biology to Molecular Aspects 35