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AAAS Directorate for Science and Policy Programs
Programs devoted to activities in realms where science, government and society intersect, to further the work of scientists, promote of human welfare, and foster scientific freedom and responsibility.
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Provide opportunities for accomplished postdoctoral to mid-career scientists and engineers to contribute to the public policymaking process.
ACM Public Policy Office
Statements of goals, position papers, letters and testimony to Congress and other government bodies.
Al Teich's Technology & the Future Toolkit
A resource for students, teachers, and anyone else interested in how technology and society are shaping each other and our future.
American Geophysical Union: Science and Policy
Upcoming legislation and government regulations that have implications for the geophysical sciences, and position statements on policy-related topics.
Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary association of scholars, scientists, and policymakers concerned with problems that involve politics or public policy and one or more of the life sciences.
Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy, National Academy of Sciences
Integrates understanding of scientific, technological, and economic elements in the formulation of national policies affecting the economic well-being of the United States.
Bringing science back to life
thoughts on goal-oriented science funding.
Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy
The Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy is a private, non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, technology, and national security policy and related issues.
Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes
A non-profit think tank that works with the U.S. Congress on issues involving science policies and their effects on society. Includes issues papers and analyses on current topics.
Civil Society and the EU
Masters degree thesis suggests increased participation in research policy by groups not representing business or science.
Council of Science and Technology Advisors
Offers council to Canada's executive cabinet in Canada. Includes list of reports, government responses, and group newsletter.
The Decline of Unfettered Research
Essay explaining the reasons for the decline of "unfettered" or "curiosity-driven" research.
Ecological Society of America - Public Affairs
Information and position statements on environmental policy.
The European Commission, Official Documents
Contains official documents of the European Commission, including documents on their science and technology policy.
Federation of American Scientists
Involved in a variety of projects, including monitoring arms sales and weapons development, cyberstrategy, intelligence reform, military analysis, nuclear weapons, space policy, and monitoring emerging diseases.
Foresight: Making the future work for you
The UK Foresight programme is managed by the Office of Science and Technology and brings together key people, knowledge and ideas to look beyond normal commercial time horizons to identify potential opportunities from new science and technologies and actions to help realise those opportunities.
The Foundation for Science and Technology
Aims to provide a neutral platform for the debate of science or technology issues of importance to society. Includes PDF downloads of journals and ordering information for other materials.
FYI -- Bulletin of Science Policy News
American Institute of Physics publication that summarizes legislation and science policy developments in Washington DC.
Gender, Science and Technology Gateway
Global web portal presented by the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD). Policy recommendations and resources pertaining to sustainable development that addresses gender inequality.
Geology & Public Policy
Join the G&PP List Serve or Geology in Government Mentor Program. Be a Congressional Science Fellow. Read congressional and federal actions which affect the geoscience community.
Information Technologies and Social Development
UNRISD project exploring how new information and communications technologies can be used in developing countries. Events, publications, unpublished papers, and researcher profiles. Some content in French.
Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy
An institute in Portland Oregon, that attempts to develop the local dialogue on science, technology and society issues.
Irish Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
Provides advice to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment on key national and international issues.
Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities
Promoting scientific excellence, providing advice to the government on scientific issues of national importance, maintaining scientific relations with similar bodies worldwide, and publishing scholarly works.
Joint Global Change Research Institute | University of Maryland
Publications and information from a joint Pacific Northwest Lab/University of Maryland institute dedicated to examining the problems associated with global climate change.
Koshland Science Museum
Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, focusing on "science behind the headlines", in particular current and sometimes controversial policy issues.
Nanodot - A Foresight Institute web site
Nanotechnology Foresight focuses on nanotechnology and public policy surrounding it.
National Science Board
The National Science Board is the US science policy advisor to the President and the Congress. Their homepage contains many documents on the US science and technology policy.
OAS - Office of Science and Technology
Science and technology policy statements from the Organization of American States(OAS).
Office of Science & Technology
Reports focus on research and development policy changes and trends in Europe and the U.S.
Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Legacy
Topical reports on numerous subjects in science and technology (1974-1995).
Optical Society of America - Policies
OSA promotes the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and disseminates this knowledge worldwide.
RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute
A federally funded US research and development center sponsored by the National Science Foundation and managed by RAND
Research Competitiveness Program
An effort to assist U.S. states participating in the National Science Foundation's "Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research", from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The rise of technocapitalism
Prof. Suarez-Villa on technocapitalism, its sources and phenomena, continuous invention and innovation, networks, the experimental firm, innovative capacity, technological eras.
Science and National Security in the Post-9/11 Environment
Issue briefs and links to useful resources on key issues related to the topic of balancing national security and scientific openness.
Science and Technology Policies in India
Focus is on policy reforms and intellectual property law reforms in India.
The Science Foresight Project
The first completely Internet-based international science foresight activity. The goal was to identify emerging research developments in the physical and engineering sciences using experts selected by purely objective methods.
Science-Metrix - Measurement and evaluation of science and technology
Evaluation and measurement of science, technology and innovation (STI). Mainly downloadable reports on STI policy and strategy.
Scientific Integrity (UCS)
Proposals to reform government science to restore integrity and impartiality, to protect health, safety, and environment.
SEAMLESS (EU project)
System for environmental and agriculture modelling, for assessment of how future alternative agricultural and environmental polices affect sustainable development in Europe.
Society and Science - The British Council
Description of the British Council's policy in science, engineering and environment.
Space Policy Project
Information and analysis on civil and military space issues, policies and programs. Covers a variety of topics including life on Mars, advanced aircraft, Russian aerospace, Challenger accident, space weapons, exploration, and links.
Technology Policy & Assessment Center
This Georgia Institute of Technology Center engages in interdisciplinary research and analysis of technology-intensive issues occurring at the interface of engineering, management and technology policy.
An innovation policy consultancy, which specialises in the evaluation, comparative analysis and implementation of government science and technology policy and SME support programmes.
U.S. Department of Commerce Technology Administration
Homepage of this government department, containing downloadable copies of their publications, news and other information.
U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy
In the Executive Office of the President. Current and archived information about policy on fundamental science, education and scientific literacy, investment in applied research, and international cooperation.
US President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
PCAST consists of 18 members from the private sector plus the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology who serves as the Committee's Co-Chair.
Preeminent Scientists Protest Bush Administration's Misuse of Science
Some leading scientists issued a statement to Bush administration urging them to apply good scientific analysis to policies in regard to environmental, pharmacology, food safety, health issues, human services, agriculture and defense. From the Union of Concerned Scientist group in the US. (February 18, 2004)
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