Last week I had a variety of meetings, some as part of a regular series such as those with Bob Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor at Defra, and with the BioIndustry Association (here focussing largely on Industrial Biotechnology). However, a variety of other meetings focussed on the opportunities for scientists and funders offered by digital (or e-) infrastructure.
One internal meeting involved discussions of how we as funders will be able better to automate the capturing of outputs (such as papers) and linking them over time to the grants that funded them. Another showed me where we are with an internal tool that will help us capture outcomes and impacts. [...]