During the Plenary ECFA meeting at ALBA (Barcelona, Spain) several topics were discussed. With the aim to inform the community a newsletter is created overviewing the outcome of the meeting.
ECFA created a working group to examine the recognition of individual achievements in large scientific collaborations. Based on feedback from an initial survey of the leaders of 29 CERN-based or CERN-recognised experiments in particle, nuclear, astroparticle and astrophysics, ECFA found that the community is ready to engage in dialogue on this topic and receptive to potential recommendations. In response, ECFA has launched a community-wide survey to verify how individual researchers perceive the systems put in place to recognise their achievements. The deadline for responses is 26 October 2018.
On Thursday, 15 November, the full morning will be devoted to a workshop to disseminate the results of the ECFA survey on the recognition of individual achievements in large collaborations. The afternoon session will start with the brief standing items of Plenary ECFA, followed by a 1.5-day session including comprehensive overviews of all of the main future collider projects in and beyond Europe and related accelerator technologies. The venue will be the main auditorium at CERN. The auditorium will be open to the community, with reserved seats for registered ECFA members. The presentations will be webcast and the recordings shared with the community.