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temporary paradise for collaboration and training: Our experience with EVAN, the European Virtual Anthropology Network.

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  1. 1. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Gerhard W. WEBER EVAN Coordinator Department of Anthropology University of Vienna A temporary paradise for collaboration and training: Our experience with EVAN, the European Virtual Anthropology Network.
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  4. 4. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 • • • • •
  5. 5. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Digitise Compare Expose Share Reconstruct Materialise
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  9. 9. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Evaluation Criteria and Marks for our Proposal Mark (x out of 5) 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
  10. 10. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 357 15 Marie Curie Research Training Networks 'Interdisciplinary' and 'Intersectorial‘ Call FP6-2004-Mobility-1, € 45 million
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  14. 14. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Employed young researchers 2006-2009 Employed – Actual/Target: 28 / 32 (87.5%) Month – Actual/Target: 546 / 524 (104.2%) Female/Male: 8 / 20 (28.6%) Outside/Inside EU: 6 / 22 (21.4%) Less Fav. Regions/EU: 2 / 26 (7.1%)
  15. 15. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Recruitment of fellows per year
  16. 16. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Implemented fellow month
  17. 17. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Mobility: Where fellows came from
  18. 18. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Where fellows moved after EVAN
  19. 19. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 No. Acro Month 2006 2007 Month 2008 2009 Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 1 UNVI Vienna    Multivariate techniques for growth and evolution of form Multivariate techniques for growth and evolution of form Final conference 2 UHIN Innsbruck 3 YORK York  Applying EVAN toolkit in VA, medicine, industry 4 CSIC Madrid  Bone histology and bone growth (CSIC) + Growth and development of the craniofacial complex (DHAL) 5 UNBX Bordeaux 6 RISE Frankfurt  Functional morphology and evolution of mammalian dentition; Exhibition: 3D imaging in Anthropology 7 DHAL Athens   Kick-off 8 MPEA Leipzig   Dental Tissue: 2D and 3D insights into hominid origin Archaic to modern transit. 9 ZUMT Dornbirn X  Rapid prototypng technology 10 BREU Meersburg  Surface scanning of soft and hard tissue 11 GEO Hamburg   Communication with broad public and journalists Communication with broad public and journalists 12 CYBU York  AURA C++/Cortex II hardware 13 ATOM Orsay X  Brain evolution, development and morphometrics 14 NEMU Mettmann    NESPOS Training NESPOS Training NESPOS Training 15 HULL Hull  Medical imaging processing and analysis '(UHIN) + Imaging and virtual environments in VA (HULL) 16 UNTO Toulouse   Techniques for quant. of growth and evolution of form Forensics & diagnosis in orthodontics & maxillofac.surgery Legend = Intensive Training Course = Network conference = Summer Schools = Annual meeting 1st Fellow meeting EVAN exhibition 2nd Fellow workshop EVAN exhibition 3rd Fellow workshop EVAN exhibition EVAN exhibition EVAN exhibition Gender Board meeting EVAN exhibition
  20. 20. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 EVAN Events in the 4 years: 17 Training workshops (2-5 days each) 2 Summer schools with attached symposia 5 Annual network meetings 4 Self-organised workshops by Fellows/GendBd. 5 Sites for the EVAN exhibiton Together 33 network events or 8.25/year
  21. 21. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 EVAN Network Events
  22. 22. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 EVAN Public Day Vienna
  23. 23. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Event Evaluation - Median for all workshops and summer schools together 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 The level of the course for me was The speed of the lecture was The lecturer were well prepared The lecturer explained the content coherently The lecturer tried to inspire students for the subject Goals, contents & methods were explained sufficiently The course is well structured (content of course) The course is well organised (logistics) The course was didactically well produced The course stimulates me to further study of the topic Different theoretical and methodological approach are presented Lecturers were responsive to questions and comments of students Literature and references provided were adequate The relevance of the topics for research was made clear The usefulness for further professional use is discernible As a whole, the course was done very well Question Median
  24. 24. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 ~ 5.5 connections per partner
  25. 25. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Publications (status April 2010) Since the project ended in Dec. 2009 it is too early to summarize all publications supported by EVAN, some Ph.D.s are about to finalize their thesis and many papers are still in preparation or submitted for review. Publications to date: 128 in peer-reviewed journals 41 of them are joint publications (more than one partner) 38 contributions to AAPA meetings
  26. 26. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Dissemination: Informing the European taxpayer
  27. 27. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 The EVAN exhibition
  28. 28. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 www.evan.at
  29. 29. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 A Monthly living allowance 48.8 % B Travel allowance 1.6 % C Mobility allowance 10.1% D Career exploratory allowance 1.4 % E Participation expenses of the eligible researchers 5.5 % F Research/training/transfer of knowledge 16.2 % G Management and audit certification 6.0 % H Overheads 8.8 % I Other types of eligible expenses 1.5 %
  30. 30. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 EVAN Finances Maximum EC contribution granted in negotiations 2005: € 3,297,626.24 (~ 4.42 million US$) Budget spent 2006-2009: € 3,192,089.92 (~ 4.28 million US$) Exploitation of budget: 96,8 %
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  33. 33. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 The main goals of the EVAN-Society are: • to foster the relationships between former EVAN partners and to build up new relationships worldwide with others working in Virtual Anthropology, • to continue developing the EVAN infrastructure (EVAN Toolbox and Archive), • to provide access to these European infrastructural measures on a long-term basis, • to provide related information and documentation, • to organise training and other scientific events, and • to provide a platform for exchange and discussion in the discipline of Virtual Anthropology.
  34. 34. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 Warp of mangabey specimens along principal components with warp controls via sliders and plot of principal components
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  36. 36. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 345 CT scans of skulls from humans, chimps, orangutans, gibbons, and various other mammals 10 MR scans of human heads 200 X-rays of children 246 surface scans of human faces 19 scans of fossil hominins The idea is to further build up the archive and share with all EVAN members. EVAN Archive
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  38. 38. EVAN Public Day, Vienna, 2009 I‘d like to thank the Fellows, Scientists in Charge, the Task Administrator, the Training Administrator, the Gender Board and the staff of all units for their work and collaboration to make this endeavour successful. We all like to thank the Commission Project Officers Frank Marx, Kamila Partyka and Monika Tanzer for supporting us in the administration of the project.

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