Bylaws of the Research Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies at University Rey Juan Carlos (CETINIA)
The Research Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies at University Rey Juan Carlos (CETINIA) is a university centre with headquarters in the Annexe to the Rectorate building, created by a decision of the Governing Council of March 28, 2008 and endorsed by the Social Council in its session of March 16, 2009. In accordance with the first transitory provision of the Regulation of Research Centres at University Rey Juan Carlos (published in the Official Gazette of the Region of Madrid, of July 22, 2019), the operation of CETINIA adapts to its content.
CETINIA aspires to bring together a critical mass of quality researchers and research groups along the strategic field of Intelligent Information Technologies, in order to carry out scientific-technical activities and provide support in the field of R&D&I in said sector.
Members and associate members of CETINIA may be the figures established in articles 4.2 and 4.3 of the Regulation of Research Centres at University Rey Juan Carlos, under the conditions established therein.
The scientific-technical activities of the Centre are carried out by CETINIA researchers, and are articulated through the Research Groups attached to the Centre.
1. All members and associate members of CETINIA who carry out R&D&I activities are considered to be researchers of the Centre.
2. The members of a Research Group attached to CETINIA acquire the status of researchers of the Centre.
3. CETINA researchers may reflect this condition in their requests for projects, publications, and other documents for the dissemination of their scientific activity.
4. A member of a Research Group attached to CETINIA may, on an individual basis, waive his/her status as a researcher at the Centre by means of a motivated request to the Director of the Centre.
5. CETINIA will keep an official registry of its researchers updated on its website.
1. The Research Groups attached to CETINA constitute an intermediate level in the management structure of the Centre. The Coordinators of the Research Groups attached to the Centre may assist the governing and administrative bodies of CETINIA in the performance of their functions.
2. A URJC Research Group may be attached to CETINIA, if it meets all of the following requirements:
(a) the Research Group must be recognised as a "Consolidated Research Group" or "High Performance Research Group" by URJC;
(b) the research activities and projects of the group must be aligned with the current research lines of CETINIA, and must contribute significantly to the achievement of the objectives of the Centre;
(c) at least one of the Coordinators of the Research Group must be a member of CETINIA.
3. Exceptionally, due to sufficiently justified strategic circumstances, a Research Group from another institution may be attached to CETINIA, as long as it meets quality levels similar to those required in section 2 of this article, and while carrying out projects or activities of R&D&I linked to the Centre. In this case, at least one of the Coordinators of the Research Group must be an associate member of CETINIA.
4. A Research Group, through its Coordinators, may request its attachement to CETINIA to the Director of the Centre. The Board of the Centre may deny such a request by means of a motivated agreement.
5. A Research Group will lose the status of attachment to the Centre:
(a) at its own request, carried out through its coordinators, elevated to the Director of the Centre;
(b) for failure to comply with the provisions of sections 2 and 3 of this Article.
6. The Centre will keep updated on its website an official registry of the Research Groups attached to CETINIA.
The governing and administrative bodies of CETINIA are the Centre Board, the Director, and the Deputy Director.
1. The CETINIA Board is the collegiate governing body of the Centre.
2. The composition and functioning of the CETINIA Board are in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of the Regulation of Research Centres at University Rey Juan Carlos.
3. The powers of the CETINIA Board are:
4. The CETINIA Board will meet in ordinary session at least twice a year during the academic year and in extraordinary session when called by its Director, on its own initiative or at the request of at least one third of its members for a specific agenda.
5. The agenda for Board meetings will be set by the Director and will include all items whose treatment is requested by a fifth of its members.
6. The meetings of the Board of the Centre may be carried out electronically or remotely.
7. The valid constitution of the Board, for the purposes of holding sessions, deliberations and making agreements, requires the attendance, in person or remotely, of the Director and the Deputy Director or, where appropriate, of those who substitute them, and at least half of its members, on first call. If this quorum is not reached, a second call will take place, half an hour later. In this case, the Board of the Centre is validly constituted with the minimum presence of the Director and Deputy Director of the Centre.
8. The resolutions of the Board of the Centre will be adopted by majority of votes.
1. The Director of CETINIA exercises the direction and management of the Centre, representing it.
2. The Director of CETINIA will be appointed by the Rector, at the proposal of the Board of the Centre, from among those Full Professors of University Rey Juan Carlos who are members of CETINIA and certify a minimum of two periods of research activity and three of teaching activity.
3. The election and mandate of the Director of CETINIA are in accordance with the provisions of Article 18 of the Regulation of Research Centres at University Rey Juan Carlos.
4. The responsibilities of the Director of CETINIA are:
1. The Deputy Director of CETINIA assists the Director of the Centre in the performance of his/her duties and performs the functions entrusted to him/her by current legislation, especially the drafting and custody of minutes and the issuance of certificates of the agreements that the Board has adopted.
2. The Deputy Director of CETINIA will be appointed by the Director of the Centre, from among those CETINIA researchers with PhD degree who certify a minimum of two periods of research activity.
3. The responsibilities of the Deputy Director of CETINIA are: