“The purpose of SIREN is to establish a community of practitioners and researchers interested in systems thinking, complexity, human factors and safety2 innovations. It exists to facilitate discussion, sharing, collaboration and learning about complex systems in all domains, with the aim of improving human safety and wellbeing. Members are professionals drawn from a range of disciplines and methodological backgrounds recognising that interdisciplinarity is necessary for tackling the challenge of analysing complex systems. Many members draw on the theoretical thinking of resilience engineering and resilient healthcare, which has advanced understanding of how systems adapt to environmental variations and disturbances to maintain effective operations. The Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM), which emerged from resilience engineering, is also an interest for many members. Group activities include regular meetings both video and face to face, collaborative projects, exchange visits and potentially annual scientific meetings.
To learn from and with all high-risk industries to improve performance and well-being in complex systems
To serve as an active collaborative inclusive community that stimulates innovation, research and education in complex system thinking
COMMUNITY – to actively engage outside of silos to inclusively share resources and ideas
EXPLORATION – to challenge, stimulate and innovate to enhance complex system outcomes
ACCOUNTABILITY – to transparently promote integrity, respect and trust in the pursuit of knowledge”
We have agreed to invite a high-level steering group chaired by Professore Erik Hollnagel.
It has been agreed to formally invite the following to be members -
Paul Bowie, Ralph Mackinnon, Andy Carson-Stevens, Peter McCullouch, Tracy O’Herlihy, Janet Anderson and David Slater
We have agreed to set up a day to day coordinating and support team –
Ralph MacKinnon, Andy Carson Stevens, Mark Sujan, Jess Wadsworth, plus the FRAMsynt secretariat – David Slater and Mark Boult.
The initial membership will consist of the current mailing list plus Invited members who are recommended by the current group members and subscribe to the aims and principles of the group.
It was stressed that the Group should be seen to add value and support the members
'Expected outcomes' , to include:-
– sharing of learning from methodological innovations (e.g. FRAM) and their application in a range of contexts;
– nurturing synergy and sustainable work relationships amongst like-minded academics within the UK to strengthen research funding applications and peer-reviewed outputs;
– mentorship and training for early career researchers interested in investigating complex adaptive systems;
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