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Science as a Public Enterprise

Posted 10/08/2011

A response to the Royal Society of London.

Whilst the principle of open data must be embraced, a clear policy and funding framework will need to be developed.

A priority should be to help all citizens understand, as much as possible, the meaning of scientific enterprise, so that they can engage with it. New media, such as the blogosphere, offer excellent opportunities for increased interaction between scientists and the public, and we would encourage more scientists to engage with new access routes to the media.

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