The FRAM Sandbox Facility

Extending the capabilities of the FMV

There is an increasing interest in utilising the FRAM approach for the analysis of what exactly is going on in complex sociotechnical systems in practical high hazard environments. There are, for example, a number of ongoing projects at the moment in aviation, self-driving vehicles and, of course, on the challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic for healthcare responses. But as well as these practical applications there is an increasing interest from the academic community, in extending and developing further, the underpinning concepts, as shown in the recent review (below)

The 12th FRAMily meeting/workshop,June 11th - 13th 2018

Cardiff University , Wales

12th Workshop on the

Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM)


(If the Author(s) is (are) not highlighted, they have not yet provided a copy for the record)

1. D. McNab et al. - Participatory design of a complex improvement intervention for the primary care   management of Sepsis using the Functional Resonance Analysis Method


2. Nippin Anand, David Slater - Writing Better Procedures using FRAM 

3. Yasutaka Michiura - FRAM analysis on two spacecraft accidents

4. Axel Ros, Erik Hollnagel - The use of FRAM in a government investigation in health care in Sweden.

5. Jeanette Hounsgaard - Understanding and using the ETTO principle in modelling with FRAM

6. Nikki Damen - Preoperative anticoagulation management in everyday clinical practice

7. Toshinori Omura et al. - FRAM model for driving a car

8. Josue Franca et al. - A Resilience Engineering Approach for Sustainable Safety in Green Construction

9. Takayuki Hirose, Tetsuo Sawaragi, Yukio Hiroguchi - Numerical Safety Analysis of Complex Supply-Chain Systems Integrating Functional Resonance Analysis Method and Cellular Automaton

10. Doug Smith - A method for visualizing functional dynamics and operational scenarios

11. Jan Magott, Jacek Skorupski - Quantification of FRAM models using Coloured Petri Nets

12. Yuranan Kitrungrotsakul - Weight Function Model for Quantitative Analysis of Functional Resonance Analysis Method

13. Yoshinari Toda - FRAM/STPA: A hazard analysis method for FRAM mode

14. Keita Sakemi et al. - Clarification of Design Philosophy for Railway Crossing System Based on FRAM

15. Tenna Bloch Olesen - Using FRAM to get insight in the medication reconciliation workflow for patients being when discharged

16. María del Carmen Pardo-Ferreira, Juan Carlos Rubio-Romero - Applying FRAM to the construction of concrete structures

17. Sira Skibsholt - Using FRAM to identify possible interventions for improving patient safety

18. Liz Buikstra - Using FRAM to analyse Medication Administration Incidents

19. Al Ross - Trade-offs in connecting people to FRAM

20. Mikkel Ussing, Bettina Ravnborg Thude - Systematic training programme in the use of FRAM

21. Hideki Nomoto, David Slater - Decision making under Uncertainty – It’s all in the Functions of the Mind!

22. Shigeru Kusakabe - Analysing Resonance of Motivation in Software Development Process Training by Using FRAM

23. Riccardo Patriarca - `myFRAM: An Open Tool Support for the FRAM

Group Photo

And the next meeting FRAMily 2019


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