Open Data in Government, Innovation and Research

21 March 2014 | The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Electronic access to all kinds of data is possible in this 'information age'; including cancer patient DNA sequences, civil servant salaries, traffic accident reports, academic publications, or the contents of your inbox. Indeed, data sharing has the potential to touch every aspect of our lives, simultaneously raising concerns and offering huge benefits.

  • Where do openness and concealment meet?
  • What makes large datasets a gold-mine or landfill?
  • How can open data work for business?

An interactive discussion with opportunity to raise questions and make comments, chaired by RSE YAS Open Data working group.

The Panel:

  • Geoffrey Boulton OBE, FRS, FRSE, DSc, PhD Chair, Royal Society Policy Report on 'Science as an Open Enterprise’
  • David Carr Policy Adviser, The Wellcome Trust
  • William St. Clair FBA, FRSL, PhD Chairman of the Board, Open Book Publishers
  • Roger Halliday Chief Statistician at the Scottish Government
  • Donald Taylor Lead Software Specialist at Selex ES

Costs and Registration

To reserve a free ticket, or for any enquiries, contact Sam Webb.