Organization Type

Social Impact Organization



The Royal Society is a self-governing fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Their program of policy work relating to data and digital technologies includes highlighting the role of technologies in enabling well-governed, privacy-preserving use of data and addressing scientific misinformation; pursuing a data-led net-zero transition; and issues across the landscape of data, AI, and digital technologies. The Royal Society convened two data-led initiatives to respond to the pandemic: Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics (DELVE) and Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP).