Intellectual Leadership of knowledge exchange in 'big science' research networks

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Management


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Description Resources from ATLAS 
Organisation University of Geneva
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Markus Nordberg, Resources Coordinator for ATLAS, has committed £77,870 towards the project in the form of equipment, staff time and access to library, archives and documents. Oct 2009-March 2012
Start Year 2010
Description Lessons learned from the ATLAS experiment at CERN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact A research seminar delivered at the Department of Physics, University College London, 1 March 2013.

The ATLAS collaboration comprises 3000 physicists from 140 Institutes in 37 countries collaborating on a 'big science' project based at CERN near Geneva. As a loosely-coupled, global network of knowledge activists working at the forefront of science, it is prototypical of many knowledge-intensive agencies and firms. What can be learnt from this unusual collaboration about the way tacit knowledge is surfaced and exchanged across professional, cultural and geographic boundaries? ATLAS is feted as a remarkably democratic and highly productive partnership. How does it achieve this and what are the lessons for the effective leadership of knowledge? Chris will share insights from his recent ESRC-funded project (2009-12).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity