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Management Teams

The management structure (Figure 1), which features several interconnected teams described below, is designed to effectively implement and assess the project goals, promote project-wide participation in leadership, and ensure effective communications among universities.

Fig. 1. LA-SiGMA Management Structure

The Project Execution Team (PET) oversees the day-to-day activities of the project and provides direction and guidance to project participants in each of the science driver and computational teams. The eight-member PET, which is comprised of the science leads from each participating institution, includes two females and two African Americans. The PET members are all experienced scientists with the requisite management skills to lead large multidisciplinary projects. They play vital roles in ensuring effective communications between and within institutions. The co-leads assume leadership responsibilities to ensure a smooth succession of leadership, should it become necessary. The Project Director (PD) meets with the PET every other month, at a minimum. Each member is be responsible for defined tasks as follows: