On 13 May 2011 the Royal Society launched a call for evidence for the policy study ‘Science as a public enterprise: opening up scientific information’.

We sought input from academia, business, industry, Government, interest groups and members of the public to inform this important project. Download full details of the call for evidence here (DOC).

The deadline for submissions was 5 August 2011 and this was extended to 15 October for international IAP members and Fellows of the Royal Society, who we were unable to contact directly until after the original deadline.


Online submissions

ZIP, 1.4 MB

Additional downloads

Emailed submissions

ZIP, 2.4 MB

Science as an open enterprise

Final report, case studies of data use and data repositories and the launch event
published June 2012

Public meeting and seminar
held in November 2011

Call for evidence
closed August 2011

Public town hall meeting
held in June 2011

Project details, Terms of Reference and Working Group
announced in May 2011