Science as a Public Enterprise; Why and How should Science be Open?

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Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Boulton FRS FRSE, Regius Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Edinburgh and Chair of the Study.

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 of Edinburgh is grappling with these issues in an ongoing study: Science as a public enterprise.  Professor Geoffrey Boulton FRS FRSE will test the group's emerging conclusions in a discussion at the RSE. 

This is a joint discussion forum with the Royal Society London and the Genomics Policy and Research Forum.

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