Research Sector Transparency Board

Advises government on how to increase access to research data.

Purpose of the board

The Board will advise government on how to increase access to research data, with the aim of fuelling new discovery and innovation, and ultimately economic growth and societal benefit. This will complement existing activities to improve access to research publications.

The Board will also act as a coordinating body for initiatives already underway to increase research transparency. It will facilitate interchange between these different activities and review progress of their implementation.

Membership

  • The Rt Hon David Willetts MP (Chair) – Minister of State for Universities and Science
  • Sir John O’Reilly – Director General, Knowledge and Innovation, BIS
  • Sir Mark Walport – Government Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Professor Rick Rylance – Chair, Research Councils UK
  • Sir Alan Langlands – Chief Executive, Higher Education Funding Council for England
  • Iain Gray – Chief Executive, Technology Strategy Board
  • Professor Lynn Gladden – Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Adam Tickell – Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt – Open Data Institute; University of Southampton
  • Professor Tim Palmer – Royal Meteorological Society
  • Professor Geoffrey Boulton – Royal Society
  • Jil Matheson – National Statistician
  • James Ashton - Cabinet Office

Agenda and minutes

The Research Sector Transparency Board meets on an ad hoc basis.

26 February 2013: agenda

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26 February 2013: minutes

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22 July 2013: Open data: Letter from Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to David Willetts

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20 August 2013: Royal Society Proposal for an Open Data Forum

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3 September 2013: Research Data Standards: Department of Heath presentation

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3 September 2013: The Global Chemistry Network: RSC presentation

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3 September 2013: agenda

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3 September 2013: minutes

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8 May 2014: minutes

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8 May 2014: agenda

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8 May 2014: British Library update

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8 May 2014: Russell Group update

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8 May 2014: RCUK update

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8 May 2014: Wellcome Trust update

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