Science as an open enterprise



Launch of the policy report 'Science as an open enterprise'

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Rapid and pervasive technological change has stimulated new data-rich scientific practices and new forms of communication amongst scientists. This spurs on new forms of innovation, and new types of public demand for access to research. But these opportunities also challenge the way that science is governed.

Open communication is key to how scientists check and challenge one another. If science is to remain an open enterprise there need to be intelligent ways to share the vast volumes of data it produces. The Science as an open enterprise report recommends ways for scientists, research funders, publishers, governments and regulators to change the conduct and communication of science to ensure its integrity in the digital age.

The panel includes Professor Geoffrey Boulton OBE FRSE FRS, Chair of the study's working group; Sir Mark Walport FMedSci FRS, Director, the Wellcome Trust; Professor Brian Collins CB FREng, Professor of Engineering Policy, University College London and former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, David Eyton, BP Group, Head of Technology; and Peter Knight, Head of Research Information and Intelligence, Department of Health.

There will be short video responses from Professor GUO Huadong, President of CODATA - the International Council for Science's Committee on Data for Science and Technology; and Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda.

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The launch will take place at The Royal Society. Registration will be open from 6pm. The discussion will run from 6pm - 8pm, and will be followed by a drinks reception.


Science as an open enterprise 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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