Freedom of Information and Universities

Authors

  • Ben Worthy,

    1. Comprised the Freedom of Information team based at the Constitution Unit at University College London. They have worked on various projects looking at the impact of FOI and Transparency in Britain and elsewhere, including the impact of legislation on Parliament and Local Government. This project was funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
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  • Gabrielle Bourke

    1. Comprised the Freedom of Information team based at the Constitution Unit at University College London. They have worked on various projects looking at the impact of FOI and Transparency in Britain and elsewhere, including the impact of legislation on Parliament and Local Government. This project was funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
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Abstract

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The Freedom of Information Act has forced universities to become more transparent. While the effect of FOI on research remains to be seen, the new spirit of openness is already causing tension within the academy. Ben Worthy and Gabrielle Bourke report.

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