The openlab team is formed of three complementary groups of people:
- the young engineers hired by CERN and funded by the partners,
- the technical experts from partner companies involved in the openlab projects,
- and CERN management and technical experts working partly or fully on the joint activities.
At CERN, the people involved are not concentrated in a single group but rather span multiple units. In the IT department, the CS (Communication Systems), DB (Database Services) and DI (Departmental infrastructure) groups host openlab activities, as does the ICE (Industrial Controls and Electronics) group in the EN (Engineering) department. A list of the IT and EN department staff most closely involved in CERN openlab activities is given below. The distributed team structure permits close collaboration with computing experts in the LHC experiments, as well as with engineers and scientists from openlab partners who contribute significant efforts to these activities. In addition, significant contributions are made by students participating in the CERN openlab student programme.
Participants in past phases of CERN openlab are listed on the previous website.