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Update of the List of WIB Program Experts in connection with the completed supplementary recruitment

Date of publication: August 25th, 2022

We kindly would like to inform you that the Selecting Board has completed the process of verification of Applications for inclusion in the List of Experts of the WIB Program, submitted as part of the supplementary recruitment on 15th March – 15th June 2022.

Candidates, who to meet the requirements referred to in Article 6 (1) of the Rules and Regulations for the recruitment and organisation of the work of Experts appointed to carry out tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity of the Virtual Research Institute (“WIB”) Programme funded from the Polish Science Fund, were included in the List thus obtaining the status of a WIB Program Expert.

The Updated List of Experts is presented below:

List of WIB Program Experts (link)

We would like to thank you all candidates for their applications.  

 


Invitation for inclusion in the List of Experts in terms of the supplementary recruitment

Date of publication: March 15th, 2022

The Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT The Polish Centre for Technology Development as the Managing Entity of the Virtual Research Institute Programme invites applications for inclusion in the List of Experts appointed to carry out tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity for the Virtual Research Institute (“WIB”) Programme funded from the Polish Science Fund in the following fields:

1)     Scientific: medical biotechnology – oncology

2)     Economic-social (business): medical biotechnology – oncology

Applications for inclusion in the List of WIB Experts should be submitted to June 15th, 2022 until 4.00 p.m.

Link to Invitation: Invitation of March 15th, 2022 for inclusion in the List of Experts in terms of the supplementary recruitment

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Update of the List of Experts for the WIB Programme

Date of publication: November 29th, 2021

We would like to kindly inform, that acting on the basis of The rules and regulations for the recruitment and organisation of the work of Experts appointed to carry out tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity of the Virtual Research Institute (“WIB”) Programme funded from the Polish Science Fund, the List of WIB Programme Experts has been updated.

The current list can be found below:

List of Experts for the WIB Programme_29.11.2021 (link)

 


Update of the List of Experts for the WIB Programme

Date of publication: April 20th, 2021

We would like to kindly inform, that acting on the basis of The rules and regulations for the recruitment and organisation of the work of Experts appointed to carry out tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity of the Virtual Research Institute (“WIB”) Programme funded from the Polish Science Fund, the List of WIB Programme Experts has been updated.

The current list can be found below:

List of Experts for the WIB Programme_20.04.2021 (link)

 


List of Experts for the WIB Programme

Date of publication: February 26th, 2021

We kindly inform you that the Competition Commission has completed the verification of applications for inclusion in the List of Experts of the WIB Program.

Persons that meet the requirements set out in § 6 (1) of the The rules and regulations for the recruitment and organisation of the work of Experts appointed to carry out tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity of the Virtual Research Institute (“WIB”) Programme funded from the Polish Science Fund, were included in the List, thereby obtaining the Expert status for the WIB Programme. Below we present the List of Experts in alphabetical order.

List of Experts for the WIB Programme (link)

We thank all candidates for their applications.

 


Supplementary recruitment for WIB Experts has been completed

Date of publication: February 24th, 2021

We kindly inform you that supplementary recruitment for WIB expert, which lasted from  3 to 19 February, 2021 has been completed. A total of 20 applications have been submitted,  which are currently being assessed by the Competition Committee on the basis of the Rules and regulations for the recruitment and organization of the work of Experts appointed to perform tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity for the Virtual Research Institute (“WIB”) Program financed by the Polish Science Fund.

15.02.2021_ The rules and regulations for the recruitment and organisation of the work of Experts _WIB Programme (current 15.02.2021)

Additionally, we would like to inform you that out of  concern for the highest Program quality, according to Decree of the Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT Polish Center of Technology Development of February 15, 2021 the changes were wpproved in The rules and  regulations for the recruitment and organization of the work of Experts appointed to perform tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity for the Virtual Program The Research Institute (“WIB”) financed by the Polish Science Fund. The range of changes concerns the maintaining of the List of WIB Program Experts.

We invite you to follow the information appearing on the Program website. The list of WIB Program Experts will be published soon. Each candidate will receive the information about the result of the verification of the submitted application individually. The information will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application form.


Information about recruitment for WIB Experts

Date of publication: February 17 th, 2021

We kindly inform you that the supplementary recruitment for WIB Experts is currently being proceeded. The Competition Committee appointed to the formal and substantive evaluation of the submitted applications, works continuously.

We will inform about the results of the recruitment, which ended on January 15, 2021, as well as the supplementary recruitment, which will last until February 19, 2021, after the completion of the verification process of all submitted applications.

We invite you to follow the information appearing on the WIB Program website.

Additionally, we would like to inform you that each candidate will receive individually the information about the result of the verification of the application submitted under the recruitment for WIB Program Experts. The information will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application form.


Invitation for inclusion in the List of Experts in terms of the supplementary recruitment

Date of publication: February 03 th. 2021

The Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT The Polish Centre for Technology Development as the Managing Entity of the Virtual Research Institute Programme invites applications for inclusion in the List of Experts appointed to carry out tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity for the Virtual Research Institute (“WIB”) Programme funded from the Polish Science Fund in the following fields:

1)     Scientific: medical biotechnology – oncology

2)     Economic-social: medical biotechnology – oncology

Applications for inclusion in the List of WIB Experts should be submitted to 19/02/2021 until 4.00 p.m.

Link to Invitation: Invitation of 03/02/2021 for inclusion in the List of Experts in terms of the supplementary recruitment

Important: The rules and regulations for the recruitment and organisation of the work of Experts have been amended with regard to the requirements for Experts (paragraph 6 of the Rules and Regulations)

 

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Recruitment for WIB Program experts has been completed

Date of publication: January 19 th, 2021

Łukasiewicz – PORT as the Managing Entity of the WIB Programme has completed the recruitment for experts. Recruitment lasted from 1. December  2020 to 15. January 2021. A total of 57 applications were submitted. Applications are currently being assessed by the Competition Committee in accordance with par. 8 of the The rules and regulations for the recruitment and organisation of the work of Experts appointed to carry out tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity of the Virtual Research Institute (“WIB”) Programme funded from the Polish Science Fund. Employees of the Managing Entity (Łukasiewicz – PORT) will contact each candidate individually. The information about the results of the recruitment and the approved list of experts will be available on the Programme’s website after completion of the verification process.

In  case of a supplementary recruitment relevant information will be posted in the tab News and Experts. Please follow Programme’s website.


Invitation for inclusion in the List of Experts

Date of publication: December 1 st, 2020

The Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT The Polish Centre for Technology Development
as the Managing Entity of the Virtual Research Institute Programme invites applications for inclusion in the List of Experts appointed to carry out tasks commissioned by the Managing Entity for the Virtual Research Institute (“WIB”) Programme funded from the Polish Science Fund in the following fields:

1)     Scientific: medical biotechnology – oncology

2)     Economic-social: medical biotechnology – oncology

Applications for inclusion in the List of WIB Experts should be submitted to 15/01/2021 until 4.00 p.m.

Link to Invitation: Invitation of 01/12/2020 for inclusion in the List of Experts

Documents:

 

The WIB Virtual Research Institute represents an innovative formula for conducting research at a national level with a strong potential commercialisation.

The Polish government has allocated PLN 450 million from the Polish Science Fund for the first WIB Programme supporting scientific research and development in the field of medical biotechnology as applied to oncology. Up to 10 research teams will be established within 10 years from the launching of the Programme in 2020.

The first research team funded within the WIB programme began in February 2022 has received almost PLN 70 million for research focussing on the development of high-efficacy therapeutic mRNA technology and its use in cancer immunotherapy.  

 

The WIB Programme will finance successful teams under the guidance of the leaders with recognized scientific achievements to undertake research projects selected competitively for their potential to  develop new Intellectual Property (IP) outcomes  (such as new products and technologies) which can be commercialised successfully.

The WIB Programme is supported by a group of international experts who are outstanding specialists from the world of science and business and occupy key positions in outstanding global research units and business organizations.  The current list of experts is here (link).

The most important information for specialists from science and business who would like to join the panel of experts of the WIB Programme are outlined below:

WIB Programme Experts play a key role in the evaluation of submitted applications for funding research teams and their involvement can be defined on three levels:

  1. Substantive evaluation of Applications for funding a Research Team:

After the validity of an application has been formally confirmed for eligibility by  the WIB Managing Entity, selected Experts will be contacted  to make a substantive evaluation of the application. The selection of Experts will depend upon their scientific and/or business specialization.  

In the first place the absence of a conflict of interest of the Expert in connection with the planned evaluation is confirmed.  Substantive evaluation is carried out in accordance with approved Evaluation Criteria, available as part of the competition documentation (link).

The substantive evaluation process will consist of two stages:

  • evaluation on the basis of application documents;
  • evaluation based on presentations and Q&A sessions during the Expert Panel in which at least five Experts involved in the first stage of evaluation will take part.

As part of the first stage, a group of Experts (3 with scientific and 4 with commercialisation expertise for each application) will work remotely using a dedicated tool. Experts will formulate their reviews and allocate points within each criterion and the final evaluation will be the arithmetic mean of the sum of points awarded individually by each Expert. A positive result  determines progress of the application to the second stage.

The second stage of the evaluation (Expert Panel) is a direct meeting of the research team with a group of experts. Meetings are mainly held remotely. As part of the meeting, the Research Team has the opportunity to refer to:

  • the Experts’ comments formulated at the first stage of the evaluation,
  • and to provide answers to additional questions and doubts of experts formulated during the Panel.

This stage ends with individual assessments prepared by each Expert participating in the meeting.  

A positive result of this evaluation process is a condition for recommendation for funding.

  1. Evaluation of completed and continuing research tasks

 The implementation of research tasks financed under the WIB Programme is subject to annual evaluation which primarily focuses on the substantive evaluation of the effect achieved in the past period. Based on strictly defined evaluation criteria, the research task is subject to evaluation in the following areas:

  • implementation of research objectives;
  • the timeliness of the research problem in the light of the changing socio-economic environment;
  • the potential of the research team to continue scientific activity at the world-class level;
  • the impact of the results of the research team’s work on the creation of other scientific results in the field of medical biotechnology in oncology;
  • the possibilities of applying the results of the work in practice and the scope of their current application;
  • the scope of scientific activities necessary after the completion of the research team to commercialize;
  • potential benefits and proceeds of funds from commercialization.

The result of the scientific evaluation affects the decision of the Managing Entity to continue the implementation or suspension of financing of the research task.

Currently, the research project funded within the  WIB programme began in February 2022. This team received almost PLN 70 million for research focussing on the development of high-efficacy therapeutic mRNA technology and its use in cancer immunotherapy.  
Learn more – link to the granted research team.

  1. Consultation and support of the WIB Managing Entity in the implementation of the Programme and commercialization of the results

 The WIB Managing Entity may commission selected Experts to perform:

  • additional necessary evaluations in relation to the implemented research tasks;
  • analyses of developing trends in the global market in medical biotechnology as applied to oncology.

Co-operation with Experts will be defined by  business contracts which set out its scope. Remuneration will be related to performance of specific services at the request of the WIB Managing Entity.  Remuneration rates for individual areas of cooperation are available in the documentation attached to the announcement of the call for experts.

Experts are obliged to confirm:

  • the absence of a conflict of interest in the context of the evaluated applications and
  • are obliged to be impartial during their assessments, as well as to maintain confidentiality in relation to the scope of their tasks.

Currently, ŁUKASIEWICZ – PORT has announced a call for experts:

Recruitment of experts here (link)

Time limit for receipt of applications: June 15th, 2022

Selected experts will be involved in the substantive evaluation of applications for funding under the second round of competition within the WIB Programme. They will also be able to participate in subsequent rounds of the call as well as in the evaluation of funded research projects financed under the Programme.

Additional information:

Information about the call for researchers here (link) .

The planned call for proposals for funding research teams will be in the third quarter of 2022.

Expected date of the competition and signing of financing agreements: the first quarter of 2023.