CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY
(CENTRO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO EM PSICOLOGIA)
Of Nature, Objectives, Headquarters, and Duration
(Nature and Denomination)
- The Center for Research in Psychology, which from now on will be designated as the CIP, constitutes autonomous body of the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL) which, in turn, is managed by the Cooperativa de Ensino Universitário (CEU), and has the international designation of CIP (Center for Research in Psychology).
- The CIP practices its activity/carries out its work in the domain of scientific research and technological development, in the area of Psychology.
The CIP has, as objectives:
- a) The development and dissemination of I&D projects;
- b) The articulation and promotion of synergy between Centers of Research and Lines of Research already existing at UAL, adopting a multidisciplinary approach;
- c) Encouraging researchers to develop fundamental and applied scientific research projects in the scope of psychosocial vulnerability and unstable contexts;
- d) Promotion of advanced training in I&D human resources, through the fostering of post-doctoral fellows, master fellows, and young researchers;
- e) The organization of seminars and conferences promoting the updating of knowledge in the community;
- f) Validation of Instruments;
- g) Development of observational and analysis techniques within the therapeutic context;
- h) Integration into international research networks, encouraging the participation of researchers in I&D projects and international conferences;
- i) Promotion of the publication of scientific articles;
- j) The systematic gathering of documentation in the field of Human and Social Sciences.
- To accomplish these objectives, the CIP may collaborate with other research and development centers, assessed and recognized in legal terms through the development of a protocol for this effect.
The CIP has its headquarters in Rua de Santa Marta, número 56, freguesia de Coração de Jesus, concelho de Lisboa.
The CIP will continue for an undetermined period of time.
The CIP has the necessary human resources to ensure its regular functioning which will be provided by the C.E.U.
The CIP has the facilities, infrastructures, equipment and budget allocation, to ensure its regular functioning which will be provided by the C.E.U.
The following constitute the CIP’s own revenue:
a) Revenue resulting from the participation of its members in activities of education, research, and development;
b) Revenue resulting from the provision of services and publication sales;
c) Revenue resulting from aids, subsidies, contributions, donations, inheritances, and bequeathals;
d) Any other that can be legally obtained.
The following categories of CIP members exist:
- a) Integrated doctoral researchers;
- b) Integrated non-doctoral researchers;
- c) Collaborating researchers.
Integrated doctoral researchers are those researchers with a doctoral degrees (or equivalent) who, by developing an activity in the scientific areas of the CIP and manifesting a desire to join it, are admitted under the terms of article 9 of these By-laws.
Integrated non-doctoral researchers are those researchers who, by developing an activity in the scientific areas of the CIP and manifesting a desire to join it, are admitted under the terms of article 9 of these By-laws.
- Collaborating researchers are those researchers who develop their main research activity outside of the CIP, although they collaborate in research activities at the CIP.
(Rights and Duties)
CIP members have the right to:
- a) Participate in the activities of the CIP;
- b) Use the resources of the CIP.
CIP members have the duty to:
- a) Contribute to the fulfilment of the objectives established in article 2 of these Bylaws;
- b) Respect the By-laws of the CIP and, in particular, abide by the decisions of the management bodies of the CIP.
(Admission and Exclusion of Members)
- Decisions regarding the admission and exclusion of CIP members fall under purview of the Scientific Council.
- The admission and exclusion of Integrated Researchers of the CIP should be made by blind vote of the members of the Scientific Council, with voting having been approved by the majority.
- All proposals of admission or exclusion of CIP members should be presented. In writing to the Scientific Council, through its President, and should be adequately justified.
- The proposal of admission of a CIP researcher should be accompanied by their Curriculum Vitae, in the case of an Integrated Researcher.
- The proposal of exclusion of a CIP researcher should be presented either by the President of the Board or by the Leader of the Research Project in which the researcher is integrated. In addition, it may be proposed by a majority of the members of the Scientific Council.
- Research Project heads should communicate to the President of the Board the exit of any member of their research project.
Of the Organization
The CIP has the following Management Bodies:
- a) Board;
- b) Scientific Council;
- c) External Monitoring Unit;
- e) Ethics Committee;
- d) Committee for the Assessment of New Projects.
(Composition and competences)
The Board is constituted by:
- a) The President;
- b) Vowels with a maximum of two.
The Board is constituted exclusively of integrated CIP researchers.
The President is designated by the CEU/UAL, from among the members of the Scientific Council that integrate the faculty/researchers of CEU/UAL.
The constitution of the Board is the responsibility of the President, and should be ratified by the C.E.U.
The management and administration of the CIP is up to the Board, namely:
- a) Representing the CIP;
- b) Promoting the fulfilment accomplishment of the CIP’s objectives;
- c) Coordinating the activities of the CIP;
- d) Presenting to the Scientific Council, for approval, the procedures and rules ofthe CIP;
- e) Proposing to the Scientific Council the budget and annual activity plan, and ensuring the achievement of the proposed plans;
- f) Presenting to the Scientific Council, for deliberation, the composition of the Monitoring Unit;
- g) Obtaining and managing the necessary funds for the functioning of the CIP;
- h) Drawing up the annual Financial Report for appraisal by the Scientific Council.
Of the Scientific Council
(Composition and competences)
- The Scientific Council is constituted by integrated doctoral researchers and headed by a Scientific Coordinator, who is elected from among their peers.
- The integrated doctoral researchers that are not part of the faculty/researchers of CEU/UAL and, lack active and passive electoral capacity.
It is up to the Scientific Council to:
- a) Define the policies for scientific research and advanced human resources training;
- b) Approve the application of CIP researchers to any national or international funding programs;
- c) Approve its procedural rules;
- d) Issue opinions about the budget, annual activity plan and report, which should be submitted for approval by the C.E.U.;
- e) Issue opinions about the composition of the Monitoring Unit proposed by the Board;
- f) Give opinions on the establishment of covenants, agreements, and service contracts with other institutions, for approval by the C.E.U.;
- g) Propose alterations to the By-laws;
- h) Approve the admission and exclusion of members.
- i) Invite the members of the Committee for the Assessment of New Projects.
- The Scientific Council is convened by the Coordinator, on their own initiative, or by request of at least one fourth of its members.
Of the External Monitoring Unit
(Composition and competences)
- The External Monitoring Unit, with a mandate of three years, is formed by a minimum of three and maximum of five specialists external to the CIP, with recognized competence in the respective field, and should include foreign researchers.
It is up to the External Monitoring Unit to:
- a) Annually analyse the functioning of the CIP;
- b) Issue opinions they find appropriate, namely on the annual activity plan and report.
Of the Ethics Committee
(Compositions and competences)
- The Ethics Committee, with a mandate of three years, is formed by a minimum of five specialists, with recognized competence in their respective fields, and should include specialists external to the CIP.
It is up to the Ethics Committee to:
- a) Issue opinions they find appropriate on the proposed and/or concluded research projects within the CIP;
- b) Issue opinions about questions of Ethics that arise in the functioning of the CIP;
- c) The opinions, which should be justified, are binding when approved by a qualified majority of two thirds.
Of the Committee for the Assessment of New Projects
(Compositions and competences)
- The Committee for the Assessment of New Projects is formed by a minimum of three researchers who are external to the CIP, with recognized competence in their respective fields.
It is up to the Committee for the Assessment of New Projects to:
- a) Issue (in its own form) the opinions they find appropriate about the proposals of new research projects within the CIP;
- b) The opinions, which should be justified, determine the acceptance of the research project in the CIP.
(Meetings, Deliberations, and Mandates)
- The deliberations of the Scientific Council and the External Monitoring Unit are only valid as long as the majority of their effective members are present.
- The deliberations are taken by the majority of votes of the present members.
- The duration of the Board’s mandate is three years, and only ends with the entry of new members.
The present By-laws entered into force on November 22, 2018