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AIP Physics Success Stories
Highlights the important links between federal funding for basic and applied research and development and their economic benefits to society.

American Physical Society Statements
Discussion on ethics and values, education, human rights, and national policy, from a physics perspective.

Bad Science
Ben Goldacre's column from The Guardian, presented as a blog. Articles generally focus on how the media misrepresents science.

Bayer - Science For A Better Life
Promotional stories about the results of science improving the lives of people and animals through health care, nutrition and high-tech materials.

Belgian Biosafety Server
Focusing on scientific and regulatory aspects of biosafety, with regard to human activities carried out using pathogenic or genetically-modified organisms.

Provides information on European Union socio-economic research in the life sciences. Features information on research areas, databases, and general aims, as well as discussion forum, networks, and related links.

The Canadian Science and Innovation Indicators Consortium (CSIIC)
Researches bibliometrics and other quantitative measures of scientific work for use in public and private decision making. Scientists Popularizing Science
Collection of articles covering science, technology, and society. Includes stories on evolution, industrial chemicals, energy, and materials.

Elitism vs. Checks and Balances in Communicating Scientific Information to the Public
Paper by Arthur Kantrowitz proposing a method for communicating what science knows and doesn't know when facts are needed for public policy decision.

EMBL Science and Society
Science and Society activities and events at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany

The Engines of Our Ingenuity
Transcripts of a radio program exploring technology and culture.

Forum on Physics and Society
Division of the American Physical Society for discussion of science and society issues.

Hongladarom, Soraj
Assistant professor of Philosophy at Chulalongkorn University, specialising in problems arising from the interplay between modern science and Thai culture. Biography and academic papers.

House Science and Technology Committee
The science committee in the 110th congress, chaired by Bart Gordon.

Houston Science Café
Public debates on scientific topics that have important societal, political, and business ramifications.

Hybrid Vigor Institute
Educational organization created to facilitate the exchange and cultivation of interest in interdisciplinary science research. Publications and details of forthcoming conferences.

IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
Addressing such issues as environmental, health and safety implications of technology, engineering ethics and professional responsibility.

This project by the British Science Museum and other museums brings together images and viewpoints to create insights into science and culture.

InScightsLab - Interfaces between Science and Society
Aims to enhance the communication, discussion and collaboration between researchers and other groups of practitioners (e.g. NGOs, policy makers, media, etc.) in Science and Society.

Institute of Science in Society
Membership organization in the UK, offering news articles, mailing lists, and membership information.

International Society for the Systems Sciences
Professional society for those interested in understanding and interacting systemically with reality. Emphasizing system-level approaches to evolution of and applications of science in society.

Irish Science Centres Association
ISCAN fosters and promotes the public understanding of science and technology in Ireland.

Man Transformed
French museum exhibit showing how technology can modify our conception of humanity.

The Masters of History
A book about the impact of science and engineering on society.

National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists
Addressing matters including scientific fraud, reliability scientific and technical information available to the federal courts, legal, ethical, and technological aspects of computer networks and genetic testing, and intellectual property issues associated with electronic publishing.

Negrotti, Massimo
Director of the Lab for the Culture of the Artificial, University of Urbino, Italy. Page includes books, research interests, music and photos.

The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society
A quarterly journal devoted to science and technology issues and their relation to social and political affairs

UK-wide campaign funded by EPSRC to raise awareness of science and engineering among young people.

Panel on Public Affairs of the American Physical Society
in-depth studies on topics ranging from energy and environment to national security issues.

Physics and Society
Quarterly newsletter; articles on nuclear proliferation, nuclear power and energy policy.

Politics & Science
Report by the majority staff of the Government Reform Committee assessing the treatment of science and scientists by the Bush Administration.

Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (Ristex), Japan
Conducts interdisciplinary science studies as it applies to issues of importance to society. Page includes list of programs, forum and history of the facility.

Resources on risk assessment and risk management in medicine, environment, and society at large.

The Robertson Center for Science and Public Policy
A public charity founded by scientists committed to the advancement of policies and practices that aid in the elimination of poverty and improving public health.

Science and Institutions
Articles by Luis Gonzalez-Mestres, including topics of science ethics and other social aspects.

Science Commons
An exploratory project to apply the philosophies and activities of Creative Commons in the realm of science. Science Commons works in three project areas: Publishing, Licensing, and Data.

Science For People
Essays, reviews, and other opinion pieces presenting scientific and science policy topics without the jargon.

Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program
A project to examine intellectual property issues associated with electronic publishing in science and ethical research methods.

Sense About Science
A UK-based charitable trust to encourage an evidence-based approach to scientific and technological developments. Information and briefing documents about particular issues, along with details of how to get involved.

Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law
Scholarly association fostering interdisciplinary exploration of issues at the intersection of law, biology, and evolutionary theory. Features conference details, notices, other organization information, and links.

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
A scholarly association devoted to studying science, technology and society.

Summer School at Institute of Communication, Lund University.
June 5-18, 2004 - Sciences and Humanities in a Changing world. The school is based on three two-week courses by distinguished scholars.

TechNet: The Technology Network of the World Bank
Designed to encourage understanding of, and promote the use of science, technology and information in development.

Virtual Society?
Program funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to study the change in social interactions with new electronic technologies.

Voice of the Shuttle (VOS)
An annotated guide to online resources that respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences.

W3C Technology & Society Domain
Concentrating on issues that arise from applications of Web technology, and devoting significant resources to international public policy issues.

World Association for Case Method Research and Case Method Application Europe
Advancing the philosophy that complex economic and social problems, whether acute or chronic, cannot be solved by academic research bounded by the conventional constraints of strict rationality.

World Conference on Science
Final reports from the international conference, addressing many aspects of the place of science in society, including ethics, science and technology in economic development, and environmental and economic issues.


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