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Research and routes to innovation

Royal Society, London
15 September 2010 16:30-19:30

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

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 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


One of the reports being discussed, Open to All? Case studies of openness in research, is focused on science research, but colleagues in the arts and humanities sector may find some of the broader issues on the agenda helpful.
The full report will be available to download at the beginning of September.


Contact Name:
Kissley Leonor
Contact Email:

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