Archives of LHC Committees

Identity Statement [Top]

Reference code(s)



Archives of LHC Committees


1990 - 2006

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

171 boxes, 257 items, 19 linear meters

Context [Top]

Name of creator

CERN Scientific Committees

Administrative history

The Detector Research and Development Committee (DRDC) was set up in July 1990. It received proposals for detector R&D involving people from Member States, other countries, and CERN itself. The committee operated in the same way as the other experimental committees of CERN, and forwarded its recommendations to the Research Board for final decision. It held its last meeting in January 1995. Its role was taken over by the LHC Committee (LHCC). 



1990 - 1993 Iarocci, E
1993 - 1995 Turula, M


The Large Hadron Collider Committee (LHCC) was set up after the March 1992 General Meeting on LHC Physics and Detectors (ECFA Towards the LHC experimental programme) where expressions of interest were presented for experiments on the LHC. The LHCC makes recommendations to the Research Board (RB). The LHCC also reviews the LHC Computing Grid (LCG) Project. The LHCC is responsible for reviewing the remaining detector R&D projects (RD39, RD42 and RD50) having taken over the role of the Detector Research and Development Committee (DRDC) in 1995.



1992 - 1995 Aubert, J J
1996 - 1997 Iarocci, E
1998 - 2000 Engelen, J
2001 - 2004 Calvetti, M
2005 - 2006 Bertolucci, S
2007 Bertolucci, S / Wyatt, T
2008 - 2010 Wyatt, T
2011 - Elsen, E

DRDC Fulltexts - LHCC Fulltexts

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Morna Robillard in June 2007

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

The collection contains minutes, agenda, status reports, proposals, letters of intent, technical design reports of DRDC, LHC Committee (LHCC) and LHC Sub-committees: LEB, LCB, LHCC Review Boards and also presentations and experiments documents discussed in LHCC meetings.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Transparencies were destroyed.


Further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

Detector Research and Development Committee, DRDC
CERN-ARCH-DRDC- DRDC documents: minutes, agenda, status reports, letters of intent and proposals, 1990 to 2005


LHC Committees
CERN-ARCH-LHCC-01 LHCC documents : minutes, agenda, RD status reports, proposals, letters of intent, reports on experiments, technical design reports: 1992 to 1999
CERN-ARCH-LHCC-02 Presentations at LHCC meetings, 1992 to 2005
CERN-ARCH-LHCC-03 Experiments documents discussed in LHCC meetings, 1990 to 2005
CERN-ARCH-LHCC-04 LHC Electronics Board (LEB), 1994 to 2000
CERN-ARCH-LHCC-05 LHC Computing Board (LCB), 1996 to 2000
CERN-ARCH-LHCC-06 LHC Computing Reviews, 2003 to 2005
CERN-ARCH-LHCC-07 LHC Installation Reviews, 2003 to 2005
CERN-ARCH-LHCC-08 LHCC Review Boards, 1995 to 1996

Conditions of access and use [Top]

Conditions governing access

See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN. In general, records on any subject that are over 30 years old, and all records of a purely scientific nature, may be consulted.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.

Language / scripts of material

Most of the material is written in English.

Finding aids

Listed to file level in the CERN Archives Database.

Description control [Top]

Archivist's note

Description prepared by Barbara Veyre.

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 17th November 2008.