|Code of Conduct of MIFP|
The Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics (MIFP) has been created in July 2010 by a group of researchers specialised in different areas of physics and working in different countries. The main goal of MIFP is creation of a stimulating research environment where the great percentage of work time of scientists would not be lost on resolving of administrative and logistic problems. MIFP is a non-profit non-governmental organisation which offers efficient and flexible management of international collaboration projects and teaching programs, organisation of international conferences, workshops, schools etc.
This is a Code of Conduct for the MIFP located at Marino, Roma, Italy. Code of Conduct prevails over any other policy or procedure of the MIFP (later referred to as Institute). The change to Code of Conduct can happen only if more than 2/3 of the Scientific Council members vote for the change. Any change must be proposed by a member of the Scientific Council and the vote must happen on the next scheduled Board meeting.
Institute is governed by Scientific Council (later referred to as SC). SC consists of Council Members (currently 6) and the President. One of the Members is the Scientific Director of the Institute. SC members choose the President of SC every 5 years by majority vote or at the request of one of the members of SC at the next meeting with 2/3 of the SC members vote. Additional members of SC can be added by the majority vote of SC based on proposal from the member of the SC or any Sponsor Organization which sponsors more than 25% of total budget for a given year can get their representative to become a Member of the SC. Maximum number of Members is 12, minimum 6. Each Member is chosen for 5 year period and needs to be re-elected by the whole of the Institute majority vote for the next term. Membership can be terminated by SC before the end of term by the 2/3 vote. That does not apply for the sponsor position. Member can be terminated and substituted by another one from the same sponsor.
Directors: Scientific Director (SD) is responsible for all Scientific content and people management as well as Marketing and PR of the Institute.
Members: The Members of the Institute may have research or teaching commitments in other research organisations, universities etc. The Membership is free of charge, it is granted upon request by the candidate and after approval by the Scientific Council of MIFP.
Grants: Any member can request from MIFP management assistance for grant applications/organisation of events and other admin help. Each request should be approved by SD and in case of large spend may need to get SC approval. Permanent Scientific Roles: will be financed from individual grants or sponsorships, subjects to SC approvals. Reporting to SD.
Permanent Admin Roles: will report to AD and financed from grant overheads, subject to SD and AD approvals.
Temporary Scientific Roles: will be financed by respective grants, subject to grand owner and SD approval. Will report to Grant owners, Grant Owners report to SD.
Law: Governed by the Law of Italy and EU.
No discrimination by gender, race, or any other type is tolerated by MIFP.
Audited: Once established (annual spend over 1 million Euro) annual financial audit will be performed by independent agency.