New working group to examine research transparency

Connotea Imports 2012-07-31


"Science Minister David Willetts has today announced a new independent working group to look at how UK-funded research findings can be broadened for key audiences such as researchers, policy makers and the general public. The group will be made up of representatives from the higher education sector, research investors, the research community, scholarly publishers and libraries. It will examine how access to research findings can be made more transparent and accessible. Speaking at the British Science Festival in Bradford, David Willetts said: “Transparency is at the heart of the Government's agenda and it should apply to published research....Research stimulates and fuels innovation and economic growth. So, to maximise UK innovation we need to maximise access to and the use of research findings....” ...The group will be chaired by Dame Janet Finch DBE, Professor of Sociology at Manchester University and independent co-Chair of the Council for Science and Technology...."



10/12/2011, 12:36

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Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 12:42

Date published:

09/15/2011, 11:10