Statutes

PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER

CIP

 Chapter I

Of Nature, Objectives, Seat and Duration

Article 1

(Nature and Denomination)

  1. The center Research in Psychology, hereinafter referred to as CIP, it constitutes an organic unit of the Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL) which, in turn, is managed by the University Teaching Cooperative (CEU), and with the international designation of CIP (Center for Research in Psychology).
  2. CIP operates in the field of scientific research and technological development, in the field of Psychology.

Article 2

(Goals)

  1. The objectives of the CIP are:

a) The production and dissemination of R&D projects;

b) The articulation and promotion of synergies between Research Centers and Research Lines already existing at UAL, privileging multidisciplinarity;

c) Encouraging researchers to develop fundamental and applied scientific research projects in the context of psychosocial vulnerability and unstable contexts;

d) Promotion of advanced training of human resources in R&D, through the reception of post-doctoral fellows, master's fellows and young researchers;

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

f) Validation of Instruments;

g) Development of observation and analysis techniques for therapeutic situations;

h) Integration into international research networks, encouraging the participation of researchers in R&D projects and international conferences;

i) Promotion of the publication of scientific articles;

j) The systematic collection of documentation in the area of ​​Social and Human Sciences.

2. In order to achieve these objectives, CIP may, in particular, participate, in the manner to be defined in a protocol for this purpose, with other research and development centers evaluated and recognized under legal terms.

Article 3

(Thirst)

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

Article 4

(Duration)

The CIP lasts indefinitely.

 


Chapter II

Two Resources

Article 5

(Human Resources)

The CIP has the necessary human resources to ensure its regular functioning which will be assigned to it by CEU

Article 6

(Material resources)

1. The CIP has the facilities, infrastructures, equipment and budget allocation to ensure its regular operation, which is assigned to it by CEU

2. The following are CIP's own revenues:

a) Those resulting 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, co-payments, donations, inheritances and bequests;

d) Any others that you can legally obtain.

 


Chapter III

Members

Article 7

(Categories)

1. There are the following categories of CIP members:

a) Integrated doctoral researchers;

b) Integrated non-doctoral researchers;

c) Collaborating researchers.

2. PhD researchers (or equivalents) who are active in the scientific areas of CIP and, expressing a desire to join it, are admitted under the terms of article 9 of these Statutes are Integrated PhD researchers (or equivalents).

Non-PhD Integrated Researchers of CIP are researchers who, exercising their activity in the scientific areas of CIP and, expressing the desire to join it, are admitted under the terms of article 9 of these Statutes.

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

Article 8

(Rights and duties)

1. CIP members are entitled to:

a) Participate in the activities of the CIP;

b) Use CIP resources.

2. CIP members have a duty to:

a) Contribute to the achievement of the objectives enshrined in article 2 of these Statutes;

b) Respect the CIP Statutes and, in particular, comply with the decisions of the CIP management bodies.

Article 9

(Admission and Exclusion of Members)

  1. The admission and exclusion of CIP members are the responsibility of the Scientific Council;
  2. The admission and exclusion of an Integrated Researcher from the CIP must be made by secret ballot by the members of the Scientific Council, and the votes must be approved by a majority;
  3. All proposals for the admission or exclusion of CIP members must be submitted in writing to the Scientific Council, through its President and must be properly justified;
  4. The CIP researcher admission proposal must be accompanied by the Curriculum Vitae, in the case of an Integrated Researcher;
  5. The proposal for the exclusion of a CIP researcher must be submitted either by the President of the Board or by the person in charge of the Research Project in which the researcher is included, or by the majority of the members of the Scientific Council;
  6. Those responsible for Research Projects must inform the President of the Board of Directors of the departure of any member of their study / research project.

Chapter IV

Organization

Article 10

(Management Bodies)

CIP has the following Management Bodies:

the direction;

b) Scientific Council;

c) External Monitoring Unit;

e) Ethics Committee;

d) New Projects Evaluation Committee.

Section I

Article 11

(Composition and skills)

1. The Direction, is constituted by:

the president;

b) Members, maximum of two.

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

3. The President is appointed by CEU / UAL, from among the members of the Scientific Council that integrate the teaching staff / researchers of CEU / UAL.

4. The constitution of the Board is the responsibility of the President, and must be ratified by CEU

5. The management is responsible for the management and administration of the CIP, namely:

a) Represent the CIP;

b) Promote the achievement of the objectives of the CIP;

c) Coordinate the activities of the CIP;

d) Submit to the Scientific Council for approval, the internal regulations of the CIP;

e) Propose to the Scientific Council, the budget and the annual activity plan and ensure that the approved plans are carried out;

f) Present to the Scientific Council, for deliberation, the composition of the Monitoring Unit;

g) Obtain and manage the funds necessary for the functioning of the CIP;

h) Prepare the Annual Report and Accounts for consideration by the Scientific Council.

Section II

From the Scientific Council

Article 12

(Composition and skills)

1. The Scientific Council is made up of integrated PhD researchers and resided by the Scientific Coordinator, who is elected from among his peers.

2. Integrated PhD researchers who do not participate in the teaching / research staff of CEU / UAL, lack active and passive electoral capacity.

3. The Scientific Council is responsible for:

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

b) Approve the application of CIP researchers to any national or international funding programs;

c) Approve its internal regulations;

d) Issue an opinion on the budget, plan and annual activity report, which must be submitted for CEU approval;

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

f) To give an opinion on the establishment of covenants, agreements and contracts for the provision of services with other institutions, for approval by CEU;

g) Propose amendments to the Statutes;

h) Approve the admission and exclusion of researchers;

i) Invite the members of the New Projects Evaluation Committee.

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

 

Section III

From the External Monitoring Unit

Article 13

(Composition and skills)

1.The External Monitoring Unit, with a three-year mandate, is made up of a minimum of three and a maximum of five specialists outside the CIPwith recognized competence in the respective area, and must include foreign researchers.

2. The External Monitoring Unit is responsible for:

a) Analyze annually the functioning of the CIP;

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

 


Section IV

Ethics Committee

Article 14

(Composition and skills)

1. The Ethics Committee, with a three-year mandate, is formed by a minimum of five specialistswith recognized competence in the respective area, and must include specialists outside the CIP.

2. The Ethics Committee is responsible for:

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

b) Issue opinions on ethical issues that arise in the functioning of the CIP;

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


Section V

The New Projects Evaluation Committee

Article 15

(Composition and skills)

1. The New Projects Evaluation Committee is formed by a minimum of three researchers outside the CIPwith recognized competence in the respective area.

2. The New Projects Evaluation Committee is responsible for:

a) Issue (in its own form) the opinions it deems appropriate on the proposals for new research projects within the scope of the CIP;

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

Common Provisions

Article 16

(Meetings, Resolutions and Mandates)

1. The deliberations of the Scientific Council and the External Monitoring Unit are only valid as long as the majority of its effective members are present.

2. Resolutions are taken by a majority vote of the members present.

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


Chapter VI

Final dispositions

Article 17

(Implementation)

These Articles of Incorporation come into force on November 22, 2018.

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