Scientific Information Policy Board (SIPB)

SIPB Meeting

The Scientific Information Policy Board (SIPB) is an inter-divisional body reporting to the Director General. It deals with any matters related to policies and strategies of scientific information services to the high-energy physics community. The mandate of the SIPB was approved on 17 April 1990.

SIPB meetings

The SIPB typically meets two to three times per year upon invitation of its chair. Meeting details and minutes have been available online since 1995 to the CERN community (login required).

Current members of the SIPB

  • Michelangelo Mangano, TH (Chairman)
  • Alexander Kohls, RCS (Secretary)
  • Carlos Lourenço, EP (Chair CREB, EP)
  • Federico Ferri, EP (ACCU)
  • James Gillies, IR, DG, FAP, HR, IPT, SCE
  • Thierry Stora, EN
  • Tim Smith, IT
  • Bernhard Holzer, BE
  • Arjan Verweij, TE
  • Javier Castillo Castellanos and Francesco Prino, EP (ALICE)
  • George Redlinger, EP (ATLAS)
  • Greg Landsberg, EP (CMS)
  • John Walsh, EP (LHCb)
  • Brigitte Bloch-Devaux, EP (non-LHC experiments)


  • Tullio Basaglia (SIS, Library)
  • Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen (SIS, Open Science Tools)
  • Anne Gentil-Beccot (SIS, Open Access Tools)
  • Jose Benito Gonzalez Lopez​ (IT, CDS)
  • Micha Moskovic (SIS, INSPIRE)
  • Kamran Naim (SIS, Open Science)
  • Harris Tzovanakis (SIS, Tools & Services)
  • Jens Vigen (SIS, Archive & Publishing)
  • Joachim Mnich (DRC, standing invitation)
Last modified
12 September, 2022