I am in Denmark on a study visit looking at how they do innovation. More on that in a few days time I hope.
In the meantime colleagues at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) sent me through the link to their revised vision, aims etc which was published on their website last week.
Here is the link: http://scienceandsociety.bis.gov.uk/blog/2012/12/06/bis-vision-and-objectives/
You’ll remember I let off steam about their original vision a few months ago.
It feels like a step forward. I am particularly pleased about the inclusion of public involvement in research governance as one of the aims, assuming they mean it in the sense of an active partnership between researchers and the public. I think they are continuing to want comments so please do send them in if you have time. It would be great to see a partnership developed to support public involvement in other scientific disciplines not just medical research.
I noticed that they had recently started a citizens council as well – not very large in number i think but it’s a beginning.