The Hillsborough Independent Panel was established by the UK government in January 2010 to oversee the release of documents related to the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster. The Panel's role is to ensure that the Hillsborough families and the wider public receive the maximum possible disclosure of all relevant information relating to the context, circumstances and aftermath of the tragedy. It is also the Panel's role to research and analyse the documents and provide a comprehensive report on what their disclosure adds to public understanding. Throughout its work the Panel has consulted with the families of the deceased and its work has been informed by their views and priorities. Disclosure will take place first to families and then to the public.