NanoEthicsBank: A Resource on the Societal and Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology
The NanoEthicsBank is a database conceived as a resource for researchers, scholars, students, and the general public who are interested in the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology. Items in the database include normative documents, such as guidelines for safety in the workplace, and descriptive materials, such as analysis of the U.S. government’s capacity for oversight and studies of the media coverage of nanotechnology.
Some materials collected in the NEB include:
- National and International initiatives to build a regulatory framework for nanotechnology research and development.
- Public perception and acceptance of nanotechnology, including popular media coverage, and efforts of public engagement by governments, academic institutes, and industry.
- Development of best practices and voluntary standards by industry and businesses using nanoparticles
Ethical development of nanotechnology: military use, questions of privacy and surveillance, bioethics, and nanomedicine.
The NanoEthicsBank was developed by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation. Please visit the About Us page for more information.