»Knowledge about aggression aetiology is limited and current treatment strategies are insufficient.«

The Aggressotype project is governed by the following consortium/decision-making bodies. Please click on each body for more details:

Coordinator

Coordinator

The Coordinator of Aggressotype is Prof. Dr. Barbara Franke from Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Department of Human Genetics, in Nijmegen, Netherlands. The project coordinator is the legal entity acting as the intermediary between the European Commission and the consortium as well as the supervisor of the overall progress of the project.

Professor Barbara Franke

Phone: +31 24 3614017
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Steering Committee (SC)

Steering Committee (SC)

The Steering Committee (SC) consists of all WP leaders and meets twice a year. It is the supervisory body of the research activities which reports to and is accountable to the General Assembly.

General Assembly (GA)

General Assembly (GA)

The General Assembly (GA) is the ultimate decision-making body of the project and meets once a year. It consists of one representative of each beneficiary with authority to vote, as well as a number of non-voting researchers and graduate students working for Aggressotype. The GA receives regularly status updates from all work packages, provides scientific and political directions and settles any dispute that might occur.

Project Management Office (PMO)

Project Management Office (PMO)

The Project Management Office (PMO) of Aggressotype is the central office. It consists of the Coordinator based in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and concentris, located in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany. The PMO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project. It acts as a help-desk for all beneficiaries and supports the Coordinator, the GA and the SC in fulfilling their tasks and the execution of decisions. The Coordinator, who constitutes one part of the PMO, is concerned with the scientific management of the project and with the coordination of all research activities. In comparison, concentris, the other part of the PMO, is responsible for administrative, financial and contractual management, as well as for the organisational coordination of the project activities.

Dr. Christiana Labermaier

Project Manager
Phone: +49 (0)8141 625 285 72
Fax: +49 (0)8141 625285 77
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Magdalena Kosch

Project Assistant
Phone: +49 (0)8141 625 285 80
Fax: +49 (0)8141 625285 77
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Scientific and Ethical Advisory Board (SEAB)

Scientific and Ethical Advisory Board (SEAB)

The Scientific and Ethical Advisory Board (SEAB) is a consultative body which is formed to ensure and improve the scientific performance and the quality of results of Aggressotype. The members of the SEAB are provided with progress reports from Aggressotype and are invited to the annual GA meetings in order to monitor the progress of work, to assess the scientific quality and to give feedback. The SEAB will also consider and mention any ethical issues, which might require (stronger) attention in their feed-back.

Five renowned experts from the relevant scientific fields of Aggressotype have agreed to be part of the Aggressotype Scientific and Ethical Advisory Board:

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus A. Miczek, Moses Hunt Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Dr. James Blair, Chief Unit on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Dr. Peter S. Jensen, Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the T-MAY (Treatment of Maladaptive Aggression in Youth) group, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Han G. Brunner, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Ethics and Dissemination Board

Ethics and Dissemination Board

The Ethics and Dissemination Board has been set up in the aftermath of the kick-off meeting and consists of four experts from the different disciplines represented in Aggressotype, as well as one representative from a patient organization (ADHD-Europe). The board will advise on sensitive issues regarding protocols and procedures, and will also develop plans for how to best disseminate Aggressotype news and results.

Working groups

Working groups

Different working groups have been envisioned already during the preparation of the project kick-off and led to very fruitful discussions during the first meeting. There are currently two groups (one for genetics and one for animal studies) that foster across-site and across-WP exchange and meet via TC on a monthly basis. More groups might be set up in the future as the project evolves, depending on the needs.

Early career scientist group

Early career scientist group

The Early Career Scientist group integrates the PhD candidates and young postdocs contributing to the Aggressotype consortium. We aim to become interdisciplinary researchers in the field of aggression and related mental disorders. By means of interactive telecom-meetings, a mentoring system, and presentations to the consortium and the outside world, we exchange and expand our knowledge on subjects running from the aetiology of aggression up to effective treatment.