Many functions of a successful CRC rely on efficient coordination and management of the administrative, financial and scientific tasks of the consortium. Board meetings are planned, protocolled and information disseminated among the CRC members. Action items are followed up and monitored. Colloqia are planned and scheduled, travel of scientists is organised and funds are allocated. Gender equality measures are promoted and implemented. In addition, the CRC administrative staff will also assist in the coordination of the Integrated Research and Training Group.