Science as a public enterprise

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Is there a need for a revolution in the way that science is done? Science thrives on the open exchange of ideas and data but needs to revisit how these principles apply in the digital age and against the rising expectation of transparency and increased access to scientists’ work from colleagues and the public. What should the principle of openness be?

The Royal Society, London is grappling with these issues in an ongoing study: Science as a public enterprise.

Professor Geoffrey Boulton FRS FRSE road tests the group’s emerging conclusions in a discussion at the RSE. The panel also includes Sir Ken Calman KCB FRSE, Professor Steve Yearley FRSE and Professor Graeme Laurie FMedSci FRSE. The discussion is chaired by Professor Wilson Sibbett CBE FRS FRSE.


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