[open-bibliography] Fwd: "The future of UK's digital infrastructure" survey

David Shotton david.shotton at zoo.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 30 09:52:32 UTC 2012

Apologies for cross-posting, but this sounds like a survey worth sharing 
information about.  David

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Subject: 	"The future of UK's digital infrastructure" survey
Date: 	Wed, 30 May 2012 09:37:42 +0100
From: 	Kaitlin Thaney <k.thaney at digital-science.com>
To: 	undisclosed-recipients:;

Hi, all -

I've been tasked with chairing a working group for a new leadership 
council advising the UK government on e-infrastructure and investment 
into data science, training, software, and computing resource. The group 
I'm leading targets the needs of a  number of communities neglected in 
the discussion when these conversations first started, specifically the 
start-up community, academics and researchers looking to commercialise 
their work (spin-outs and the like) and SMEs.

The council was convened by David Willetts, the science minister, 
following him securing an additional £145 million from the UK's hard 
infrastructure budget (think roads, tolls, etc) for digital - and I want 
to make sure it's allocated appropriately to serve a group broader than 
initially outlined, as it's public money for a public good.

To kickstart this discussion, I've put together a short survey that I 
could use your help in distributing to members of these communities (I 
know not all of you are based in the UK, but could use your help 
regardless). The survey goes live today, and will close on June 13. All 
of the results will be made publicly available under a Creative Commons 
license (I've received special clearance ;) ), as others have expressed 
a keen interest in using the results.

Please join me in spreading the word. Your input and that of these 
communities will directly influence not only how this investment is 
divvied up, but also shape how this country views data-driven research, 
business and training for years to come.

The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/einfrastructure

Thank you in advance.


*Kaitlin Thaney*
Manager, External Partnerships
Digital Science
@kaythaney <http://twitter.com/kaythaney>
@digitalsci <http://twitter.com/digitalsci/>

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