The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 214, Issue 1, pp 635–666 | Cite as

Big science and big administration

Confronting the governance, financial and legal challenges of FuturICT
  • J. Smart
  • M. Scott
  • J. B. McCarthy
  • K. T. Tan
  • P. Argyrakis
  • S. Bishop
  • R. Conte
  • S. Havlin
  • M. San Miguel
  • D. Stauffacher
Regular Article

Abstract

This paper considers the issues around managing large scientific projects, and draws conclusions for the governance and management of FuturICT, based on previous experience of Big Science projects, such as CERN and ATLAS. We also consider the legal and ethical issues of the FuturICT project as the funding instrument moves from the Seventh Framework Programme to Horizon 2020.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Smart
    • 1
  • M. Scott
    • 2
  • J. B. McCarthy
    • 3
  • K. T. Tan
    • 3
  • P. Argyrakis
    • 4
  • S. Bishop
    • 2
  • R. Conte
    • 5
  • S. Havlin
    • 6
  • M. San Miguel
    • 7
  • D. Stauffacher
    • 8
  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.University CollegeCorkIreland
  4. 4.University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  5. 5.ISTC-CNRRomeItaly
  6. 6.Bar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  7. 7.IFISC (CSIC-UIB), Campus Universitat Illes BalearsMallorcaSpain
  8. 8.ICT4PeaceZurichSwitzerland

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