Data Debate: Is transparency bad for science?

University of Cambridge

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Scientific data is more freely available than ever. But does the push for openness help or hinder science? A debate to launch the new issue of Index on Censorship magazine, ‘Dark Matter: what’s science got to hide?’

Speakers include Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust, George Monbiot, Guardian columnist and Baroness Onora O’Neill. Jo Glanville, Editor of Index on Censorship, will chair.


  • Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust
  • George Monbiot, author and Guardian journalist
  • Baroness Onora O'Niell, House of Lords
  • Chair: Jo Glanville, Editor Index on Censorship