Who controls science and technology?

SGR produces a range of resources on the issue of 'Who controls science and technology?' This includes the power of vested interests (especially the military and private corporations), openness and democracy in science, and public engagement and participation. Two of our main projects focus on military influence on science and technology, and corporate influence on science and technology.

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A staff group at the Open University are proposing an ethical strategy for the development of external partnerships, which would include a severing of the institution’s links with the arms industry.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38; winter 2010
 

Phil Chamberlain discovers some disturbing activities on Salisbury Plain.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 37, spring 2009
 

Chris Langley summarises SGR’s latest research on military influence at UK universities, highlighting a range of serious concerns and making recommendations for reform.

Article from SGR Newsletter, No. 36, autumn 2008
 

Stuart Tannock, Cardiff University, discusses the disturbing implications of the Ministry of Defence’s new multibillion pound training academy.

Article from SGR Newsletter, No. 36, autumn 2008
 

Does the patent system encourage inappropriate commercial influence over biotechnology research? Helen Wallace, GeneWatch, argues that it does, and invites us to take part in an investigation to uncover and address the reality.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 34, summer 2007
 

Open Knowledge - A proposed adaptation of Open Science, focusing on guidelines for knowledge claims

(This is a slightly edited reprint of an article published by Alan Cottey in SGR Newsletter, No 26, February 2003, pp 17-18)
 

This article by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, is reprinted with minor revisions from SGR Newsletter Number 23, July 2001