CERN and the experimental collaborations it hosts have a considerable history of high-quality training and outreach efforts that reach a wide range of international audiences. These activities are complemented by prominent educational programmes, such as CERN's programmes for high-school teachers and students and for university students. Since 2009, CERN's physics education research activities support and further develop open educational material for schools and universities and provide consultancy for all actors in CERN's education, training and outreach efforts.
Education, Training & Outreach statement in the CERN Open Science Policy
CERN is committed to developing training courses to facilitate the adoption of open science and equip researchers and supporting personnel at all levels with the necessary skills and expertise to conduct research in an open and reusable (FAIR) way. Furthermore, CERN commits to facilitating the use of open educational material in teaching/education at schools and universities. CERN encourages the preparation of resources to engage pupils and teachers, both inside and outside the classroom setting, in interactive learning exercises with open datasets and software products. Wherever possible, CERN links open data, software, hardware and additional open resources to published research articles so that they can be used in university courses to practise research and corresponding methodologies (e.g. statistics, machine learning).
Key contacts at CERN
- Sarah Zoechling (CERN Education, Communication & Outreach Group)
- Tim Smith (CERN IT, Training & Outreach)