Science for the masses
AoKs/WoKs: Ethics, natural sciences
1. Should scientific research be published on the net and be available to everyone?
2. What effect might public access have on scientific research?
3. Will this help or hinder the scientific method?
Category & link: Article
Description: This article looks at the way in which laws are changing for the Research Council UK, an organisation which uses taxpayers’ money to fund scientific research. These stipulate that details and results of research must be made available to the public on the internet much sooner than was previously the case.
Source: The Economist