The Russian Global Lab project was funded by the World Bank through The Russian National Training Foundation, and was executed by Russian and American staff through the Concord Consortium.

Much of the English version was adapted with permission from the Global Lab Project that had been funded by the National Science Foundation and executed at TERC in Cambridge, MA in the 1990s. Many of the original staff worked also on the "Russian" Global Lab.

1)  Developers team

Principal Investigator
Boris S. Berenfeld

English Material Project Coordinator
Barbara Tinker

Russian Project Coordinator
Elena Kovalevskaya

Authors of original student and teacher materials:
Boris Berenfeld, Sergei Loviagin, and Barbara Tinker with contributions from Dmitri Markman, George Collison, Judith Collsion and Amy Pallant (See full list of GL acknowledgements)

Translation and adaptation of English materials into Russian:
Elena Kovalevskaya
Elena Migunova

Graphic design
Boris Waekhter

Photographs: Barbara Tinker

Dynamic computer models:
Dan Damelin and Qian Xsi

Web site development and support
Paul Burney

2) Illustrations: Joan Bredin-Price, Sergei Loviagin, Emily Osman, Boris Waekhter

3) Acknowledgements:

TERC and NSF. The authors would like to express deep gratitude to TERC in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA for permitting the use of a number of text and illustration materials it developed in 1991-1996 with support from the National Science Foundation and to Global Lab teachers from different countries. Due to their combined efforts in the dawn of the use of the Internet in education, the Global Lab concept and the Global Lab Curriculum were introduced and piloted in more than 200 middle and high schools in over 30 countries. The current project expands Global Lab to upper elementary levels, building on its foundation an integrated science course for grades 5-6.

Russian Funders and Reviewers. The authors also express their gratitude to the reviewers Maria Demidova,  Natalie Dmitrieva and Tatiana Loginova for their important comments and suggestions, and also to the staff of the Russian National Training Foundation and especially to our Program Officer, Mrs.  Karine Butiagina whose constant attention and support helped to bring the project to its completion.

4.) Copyrights:

Russian material: Copyright 2008. The Concord Consortium and The Russian National Training Foundation

English material: Copyright (c) 2008 The Concord Consortium, Concord, MA under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license. For full details see <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode>http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode