Research and routes to innovation: Researchers’ use and exploitation of web based resources.

Added by Branwen Hide on 11 August 2010 11:12

Wednesday, 15 September 2010 16:30

Location: The Royal Society, 7 Carlton House Terrace, London

The Research Information Network (RIN) and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) are hosting the event to examine the use of Web 2.0 tools and open science practises by UK researchers. 

The event, held at the Royal Society, will bring together key organisations, members of the scholarly communications community, researchers and policy makers to discuss the outcomes and recommendations raised by two recent publications, If you build it, will they come? How researchers perceive and use web 2.0 and Open to All? Case studies of openness in research, in a collective and cohesive manner.

The aim of the event is to:

  • understand the influence of technology on current research practises
  • understand what types of web based tools researchers use
  • stimulate discussion on the topic of open research and innovation
  • identify key benefits and barriers to using web based tools and open research practises
  • understand implications for policy development
  • consider findings from recent RIN and RIN/NESTA reports on web 2.0 usage and open science practises

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact Kissley Leonor at kissley.leonor@rin.ac.uk to be put on the waiting list.

The full report will be available to download here at the beginning of September.


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