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Now, MLZ users have the possibility to speak with their own voice: the MLZ User Committee was established.
The MLZ User Committee represents the MLZ users in official meetings, offers a discussion forum within the MLZ users’ community, and reports to the MLZ Directors on new strategic ideas and procedures for a continuous improvement of the MLZ users’ satisfaction.
Only non-MLZ staff users who performed at least three experiments in the last three years are eligible to be appointed to the User Committee.
They are appointed for three years (2018-2020), and subsequent re-appointments are possible.
Rainer Niewa, Stuttgart University, Germany, is an observer from KFN (https://www.sni-portal.de/kfn) at the meetings.
All MLZ users will be informed about the activity of the User Committee – don’t miss the User Committee’s remarks in the MLZ News! All users are warmly invited to send their ideas, feedback and comments to any of the members of the MLZ User Committee per email.
1 – May 3rd, 2018
2 – July 3rd, 2018
3 – September 18th, 2018
4 – November 8th, 2018
5 – December 10th, 2018
6 – January 18th, 2019
7 – March 12th, 2019
8 – April 30th, 2019
9 – June 18th, 2019.
10 – September 03rd, 2019
11 – November 19th, 2019
12 – December 10th, 2019
13 – December 16th, 2019
14 – February 11th, 2020
15 – March 23rd, 2020
16 – May 25th, 2020
17 – July 24th, 2020
Terms of Reference MLZ User Committee April 2019
In an effort to better manage the user needs and to create a direct link to the users, the MLZ partners establish the MLZ User Committee (UC) to improve the user role and to organize a discussion forum for the benefit of the users. The MLZ User Committee proposes new strategic ideas and procedures to the MLZ Directorate with the ultimate goal to improve the MLZ user satisfaction.
The following tasks are outlined for the MLZ UC:
The MLZ UC consists of five members. The members are appointed for three years
The MLZ UC includes the following roles:
The MLZ User Office will support the organization of the online election, with the following tasks:
MLZ User Committee Meetings
The MLZ UC meets at least once a year, either in person or in telephone/videoconference.
The Chairperson calls for the meeting with at least 1 month advance notice. The agenda and all relevant documents shall be emailed to the members one week prior the meeting.
The Chairperson may invite any persons relevant for the discussion.
At each meeting, minutes will be compiled by the Secretary and approved by the MLZ UC.
A web page with the information on the passed meetings and the date of the next one is available online, with the support of the MLZ User Office.
The costs of the UC meetings, such as, for example, travel, accommodation and subsistence ones, are covered by the MLZ Directorate, according to the current German laws.
Support of the MLZ User Office
The MLZ User Office supports any request and need of the UC members, as, for example, it is ready to:
Any travel and further costs need prior approval of the MLZ User Office.