Bylaws

PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER

CIP

 Chapter I

Nature, Objectives, Headquarters and Duration

Article 1

(Nature and Designation)

  1. The Psychology Research Centre , hereinafter referred to as CIP, is a unit of Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL) which, in turn, is managed by its founding entity Cooperativa de Ensino Universitário (C.E.U. Group). Its international designation is CIP CIP (Psychology Research Centre).
  2. The CIP carries out scientific research and technological development in the field of Psychology

Article 2

(Objectives)

  1. The objectives of the CIP are:

a) To conduct and disseminate R&D projects;

b) To bring together and promote synergies between UAL´s Research Centres and Research Strands, favouring multidisciplinarity;

c) To encourage researchers to conduct fundamental and applied scientific research projects in the context of psychosocial vulnerability and unstable situations;

d) To foster the advanced training of human resources in R&D, by receiving post-doctoral fellows, master degree scholarship holders and young researchers;

e) To organize seminars and conferences promoting the updating of knowledge in the community;

f) To validate instruments;

g) To develop observation and analysis techniques for therapeutic situations;

h) To be part of international research networks, encouraging the participation of researchers in R&D projects and international conferences;

i) To foster the publication of scientific articles;

j) To systematically collect documentation in the field of Social and Human Sciences.

2. In order to achieve these objectives, the CIP may, in particular, collaborate, in the manner to be defined in a protocol established for this purpose, with other research and development centres evaluated and recognized under the law. Its members may participate in these research centres. The terms and conditions of this collaboration must be contained in a specific document, signed by all the parties involved.

Article 3

(Headquarters)

CIP has its headquarters at Rua de Santa Marta, number 56, parish of Santo António, municipality of Lisbon.

Article 4

(Duration)

CIP lasts indefinitely.

 


Chapter II

Resources

Article 5

(Human Resources)

CIP has the necessary human resources to ensure its regular functioning, which are assigned to it by the C.E.U. Group.

Article 6

(Material resources)

1. CIP has the facilities, infrastructure, equipment and budget allocation to ensure its regular functioning, which are assigned to it by the C.E.U. Group.

2. CIP's own revenues include:

a) Those arising from the involvement of its members in teaching, research and development activities;

b) Those arising from the provision of services and the sale of publications;

c) Subsidies, grants, payments, donations, inheritances, and bequests;

d) Any other that it can legally obtain.

 


Chapter III

Members

Article 7

(Categories)

1. CIP members have the following categories:

a) Integrated researchers who hold a Ph.D.;

b) Integrated researchers who do not hold a Ph.D.;

c) Collaborating researchers.

2. CIP Integrated Researchers who hold a Ph.D. are researchers with doctoral degrees (or equivalent) who, while exercising activity in the scientific areas of the CIP and expressing their desire to be part of it, are admitted under the terms of article 9 of these bylaws.

CIP Integrated Researchers who do not hold a Ph.D. are researchers who, while exercising activity in the scientific areas of the CIP and expressing their desire to be part of it, are admitted under the terms of article 9 of these bylaws.

3. CIP Collaborating Researchers are researchers who carry out their main research activity outside the CIP, despite collaborating in the CIP's research activity.

Article 8

(Rights and duties)

1. CIP members are entitled to:

a) Participate in CIP activities;

b) Use CIP resources.

2. CIP members have the duty to:

a) Contribute to the achievement of the objectives listed in article 2 of these Bylaws;

b) Respect CIP Bylaws and, in particular, abide by the decisions of the CIP management bodies.

Article 9

(Admission and Exclusion of Members)

  1. The admission and exclusion of CIP members is the responsibility of the Scientific Council.
  2. The admission and exclusion of an Integrated Researcher from CIP must be done by secret vote of the members of the Scientific Council, and the votes must be approved by majority.
  3. All proposals for admission or exclusion of CIP members must be submitted in writing to the Scientific Council, through the Director, and must be duly justified.
  4.   The CIP researcher admission proposal must be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, in the case of an Integrated Researcher.
  5. The proposal to exclude a researcher from he CIP must be presented either by the Director or by the person in charge of the Research Project in which the researcher is integrated, or by the majority of the members of the Scientific Council.
  6. Research Project Leaders must notify the Director of the leaving of any member from their study/research project
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Chapter IV

Organization

Article 10

(Management Bodies)

The CIP has the following Management Bodies:

Board;

b) Scientific Council;

c) External Monitoring Unit;

e) Ethics Committee;

d) New Projects Evaluation Committee.

Section I

Article 11

(Structure and competences)

1. The Board is made up of:

a) Director;

b) Deputy Directors, up to a maximum of two.

2. The Board is made up exclusively of CIP integrated researchers.

3. The Director is appointed by the C.E.U. Board of Directors, from among the members of the Scientific Council that make up the lecturers/researchers of the C.E.U Group.

4. The constitution of the Board is the responsibility of the Director, and must be ratified by the C.E.U Board of Directors.

5. It is the remit of the Board of Directors to manage the CIP, namely:

a) To represent the CIP before all the bodies of UAL, C.E.U. and external entities;

b) To promote the achievement of the objectives of the CIP;

c) To coordinate CIP activities;

d) To chair the CIP Scientific Council;

e) To present the CIP internal regulations to the Scientific Council for approval;

f) To propose to the Scientific Council the budget and annual plan of activities and ensure the implementation of the approved plans;

g) To present to the Scientific Council, for deliberation, the composition of the Monitoring Unit;

h) To obtain and manage the funds necessary for the operation of the CIP;

i) To prepare the Annual Report for consideration by the Scientific Council;

j) To decide on amendments to the CIP Bylaws.

Section II

About the Scientific Council

Article 12

(Structure and competences)

1. The Scientific Council is made up of integrated researchers who hold a Ph.D. and is chaired by its Chairman.

2. It is the remit of the Scientific Council:

a) To define the policy for scientific research and advanced training of human resources;

b) To approve the application of CIP researchers to any national or international funding programmes;

c) To approve its internal regulations;

d) To give an opinion on the budget, plan and annual report of activities, which must be submitted to the Board of Directors of the C.E.U. for approval;

e) To give an opinion on the composition of the Monitoring Unit proposed by the Board;

f) To give an opinion on the establishment of agreements, protocols and service provision contracts with other institutions, for approval by the Board of C.E.U.;

g) To propose amendments to the Bylaws;

h) To approve the admission and exclusion of researchers;

i) To invite the members of the New Projects Evaluation Committee.

3. The Scientific Council is convened by the Chairman, on his own initiative or at the request of at least a quarter of its members.

 

Section III

About the External Monitoring Unit

Article 13

(Structure and competences)

1.The External Monitoring Unit, with a three-year term of office, is formed by a minimum of three and a maximum of five experts external to CIP, with recognized competence in the respective area, and must include foreign researchers. with recognized competence in the respective area, and must include foreign researchers.

2. It is the remit of the External Monitoring Unit:

a) To analyze the operation of the CIP annually;

b) To give the opinions it deems appropriate, namely on the annual activity plan and report.

 


Section IV

About the Ethics Committee

Article 14

(Structure and competences)

1. The Ethics Committee, with a three-year term of office, is formed by a minimum of five specialists with recognized competence in their respective area, and must include specialists external to CIP.

2. It is the remit of the Ethics Committee:

a) To give the opinions it deems appropriate on the research projects proposed and/or carried out within the scope of the CIP;

b) To give opinions on ethical issues that arise regarding the functioning of the CIP;

c) The opinions, which must be justified, are binding when approved by a qualified two-thirds majority.


Section V

About the New Projects Evaluation Committee

Article 15

(Structure and competences)

1. The New Projects Evaluation Committee is formed by a minimum of three researchers external to CIP,with recognized competence in their respective area..

2. It is the remit of the New Projects Evaluation Committee:

a) To give the opinions it deems appropriate on the proposals for new research projects within the scope of the CIP, using the existing form;

b) The opinions, which must be justified, determine the acceptance of the research project in CIP.

Common Provisions

Article 16

(Meetings, Deliberations and Terms of office)

1. The deliberations of the Scientific Council and the External Monitoring Unit are only valid as long as the majority of their members are present in full capacity.

2. The decisions are taken by majority vote of the members in attendance.

3. The term of office of the Board is three years long and only ends with the entry into office of the new members.


Chapter VI

Final dispositions

Article 17

(Entry into Force)

These Bylaws enter into force on the day following their approval by the C.E.U. Board of Directors. Lisbon, 6 December 2022

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