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Safety Critical Systems Club


The Safety-Critical Systems Club (SCSC) exists to raise awareness and facilitate technology transfer in the field of safety-critical systems. It is a non-profit organisation which cooperates with all bodies involved with or interested in safety-critical systems.




In the mid-1980s, the need for knowledge of and guidance on the use of software led to a number of initiatives in the UK by government, military, and professional bodies. One of these was the government-led 'SafeIT' initiative.

A related initiative was the formation of the Safety-Critical Systems Club by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and what is now the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). They let a three-year contract to the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), the British Computer Society (BCS), and the Centre for Software Reliability (CSR) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, to set-up and run the Club. The Club formally came into being on 1st May 1991.


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