Monika Hierath has more than a decade of experience in coordinating and managing international projects and recruiting organisations for consortia of excellence (FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020, COST, EC tender projects). She is in charge of running the EIBIR team, working closely with the EIBIR Scientific Director and all bodies of the organisation at strategic and operational levels.
She has contributed to the establishment of EIBIR and coordinated a pan-European data collection effort of biomedical imaging research expertise. Among the numerous projects coordinated and managed under her supervision, she has coordinated the project management team of the FP7 ENCITE project with 29 beneficiaries and a budget of €12 million, the H2020 MEDIRAD project with 33 beneficiaries and a budget of €10 million, and she has been the co-leader of the communication and dissemination work package of the Euro-BioImaging preparatory phase project, an ESFRI roadmap project on imaging research infrastructure. In addition she has had a supervisory or leading role within the EIBIR team in all projects of EIBIR.
Apart from her role within EIBIR, Monika Hierath heads the European Society of Radiology (ESR) department of European and International Affairs since 2007, acts as an international relations advisor to the International Society of Radiology (ISR) and manager of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R), which has allowed her to build a considerable network of contacts to political stakeholders, related professional organisations, patient organisations, as well as medical industry at the European and international level.
Given her role, she also acts as a liaison to the leadership of the European Society of Radiology.