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Functional map of a European socio-economic research project: flowchart of tasks

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B.2.3 communicate with partners on assignments
flowchart of tasks Flowchart of tasks


  • Knowledge of systems to encode information by origin, type, time of creation, subject and status

  • Knowledge of how to determine information flow

  • Knowledge of methods to make information flow go according to plan

  • Knowledge of procedures for approval and alteration of documents that contain agreements and/or decisions

  • Knowledge of procedures to keep all partners informed about what to do with information they receive and which information they have to supply


  • Skills to manage conflicts

  • Skills to create clear procedures of approval and alteration

  • Skills to keep an overview of the information supplier, information receiver, and what is expected from the receiver

  • Skills to explain the research plan clearly to the associated partners (face-to-face or by email)

  • Skills to listen and communicate clearly

  • Skills to adapt the conceptual framework when problems occur in one of the other countries

  • Skills to match the work of others with the conceptual framework, and give instructions when necessary

  • Skills to take leadership

  • Skills to delegate

  • Skills to classify information by type, subject and version

  • Skills to classify information in a way that all partners are able to retrace it

Task types






Task owners

research partners
lead partner
project co-ordinator
every partner