INNOTRACK Deliverable D7.3.2, Technical review platform
The deliverable process is divided into three main parts: • The preparation of the first version: under the responsibility of the SP leaders
• The peer review: under the responsibility of the S&T coordinator
• Approval and delivery to EC: under the responsibility of the Project Manager The aim of the peer review is to
• Ensure a firm scientific basis • Ensure high quality of content and presentation • Ensure “implementability” • Pave the way for dissemination • Ensure traceability of corrections and validations • Be a streamlined process with limited additional efforts
To this end INNOTRACK uses • Internal and external reviewers
• Reviewers from academia, railway infrastructure managers and railway industry
• Written external review reports and responses
This report outlines the entire process of deliverable preparation and submission. In particular the information flow and the use of the INNOTRACK knowledge management system (KMS) is described in detail.
A crucial area in the quality assurance of deliverables is internal and external reviewing. Depending on the scope of the report an external review can focus on the scientific content, on the industrial relevance and/or on the relevance of the results to the railway sector. In the latter two cases the INNOTRACK consortium is cooperating with UNIFE and by the Track Expert Group of the UIC to get relevant and high-quality reviewing. The detailed description of how the reviewing is handled, how review comments are accounted for etc is described in detail in the report.
To provide a practical aid for lead participants responsible for the preparation of deliverables, the report contains check-lists both regarding the preparation of the deliverable and regarding document handling.