[open-science] Royal Soc meeting on Open Science

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Sat May 14 00:42:02 UTC 2011

Fantastic - sounds really interesting and I look forward to hearing
how it goes...

Jenny: could you possibly put another brief note about this on science.okfn.org?

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> I shall go to this... they invite submissions and I think the OKF should
> definitely put one in.
> http://royalsociety.org/events/southbank-town-hall/
> Town Hall meeting on Open Science at Southbank Centre
> Starts: 2.00pm on 08 June 2011
> Finishes: 4.30pm on 08 June 2011
> Venue: Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall
> Town Hall meeting on Open Science
> Science thrives on the free and open exchange of ideas and data. But as the
> web opens up access to information, scientists are now having to catch up
> with rising expectations of transparency.
> Scientists face demands for improved access to scientific information both
> from their colleagues and from the public. They can no longer assume that
> the way that they work is uninteresting to scientists in other disciplines,
> bloggers or the general public. But how far should the principle of openness
> extend? Could it extend to data held by private companies? Should data from
> patient records be accessible? Is openness necessarily in the public
> interest, especially when commercial and private individual interests are in
> play?
> The Royal Society invites people to Southbank Centre for a free discussion
> to feed into its major new policy study on the opportunities and
> uncertainties of open science: Science as a public enterprise: opening up
> scientific information.
> Speakers include Sir Paul Nurse PRS, Geoffrey Boulton FRS, Sir Mark Walport
> and  Philip Campbell.
> Tickets are free and available by emailing sape at royalsociety.org
> The Society has launched a call for evidence associated with this study and
> we are seeking input from academia, business, industry, Government, interest
> groups and members of the public to inform this important project. We
> welcome submissions as soon as possible, and before the 5 August 2011.
> Information on how to make a submission is available here.
> --
> Peter Murray-Rust
> Reader in Molecular Informatics
> Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
> University of Cambridge
> CB2 1EW, UK
> +44-1223-763069
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