The study will be led by Geoffrey Boulton FRS FRSE (Regius Professor of Geology Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh) and will draw on the expertise of a high-level Working Group that includes: 

  • Dr Philip Campbell 

       Editor in Chief, Nature 

  • Professor Brian Collins CB FREng 

       Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 

  • Professor Peter Elias 

       Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick 

  • Dame Wendy Hall FRS FREng 

       Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton 

  • Professor Graeme Laurie FRSE 

       Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh 

  • Baroness Onora O’Neill FRS FBA FMedSci 

       Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge 

  • Sir Michael Rawlins FMedSci 

       Chairman of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 

  • Professor Janet Thornton FRS 

       Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute 

  • Professor Patrick Vallance FMedSci 

       Senior Vice President, Medicines discovery and development, GlaxoSmithKline 

  • Sir Mark Walport FRS FMedSci 

       Director of the Wellcome Trust

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