Archives of Research Board, RB

Identity Statement [Top]

Reference code(s)


CERN-DG-RB-81-1 to CERN-DG-RB-2003-348 (ongoing)


Archives of Research Board documents, RB


December 1975 - Present

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

20 boxes; 2,2 linear metres (ongoing)

Context [Top]

Name of creator

CERN Research Board

Administrative history

In 1976 the Research Board (RB) took over from the Nuclear Physics Research Committee (NPRC).

The Research Board receives recommendations from all the CERN Experimental Committees, and takes decisions on them. Once approved, the proposals become part of the CERN experimental programme. The Research Board also decides on the accelerator schedules and requests to "Recognize Experiments" at CERN.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Janet Grant, secretary of experimental committee, DSU

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

The items in this collection were created for and from the meetings of the Research Board. The usual documents are agenda, minutes and associated papers.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


Further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The original order has been preserved (numerical and chronological).

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 Sandrine Reyes

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 26th April 2001, Revised 2007.