Sir Muir's ClimateGate Inquiry
Speaking at the launch of the inquiry, Sir Muir, who is chairman of the Judicial Appointments Board of Scotland, said: "We are free to pursue and follow any line of inquiry that we wish."
The panel's investigation will:
• "Examine the hacked e-mail exchanges, other relevant e-mail exchanges and any other information held at CRU to determine whether there is any evidence of the manipulation or suppression of data which is at odds with acceptable scientific practice."
• "Review CRU's policies and practices for acquiring, assembling, subjecting to peer review and disseminating data and research findings."
• "Review CRU's compliance or otherwise with the university's policies and practices regarding requests under the Freedom of Information Act."
• "Review and make recommendations as to the appropriate management, governance and security structures for CRU and the security, integrity and release of the data it holds."
However, the panel will not review the past scientific work of the CRU, as this will be re-appraised by a UEA-commissioned study, which will involve the Royal Society.
Taken a while to get started but there are plenty of rocks for him to look under.