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Survey on Nanotechnology Governance Vol. A : The role of the government


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TitleSurvey on Nanotechnology Governance Vol. A : The role of the government
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsRoco, Michail C., and Litten Emily
Corporate AuthorsInternational Risk Governance Council Working Group on Nanotechnology
Pagination147 p.
Date PublishedDecember, 2005
PublisherInternational Risk Governance Council Working Group on Nanotechnology
Place PublishedGeneva
TypeWorking Paper
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

Results of a survey on the role governments in nanotechnology research and development conducted from July to November 2005 by the International Risk Governance Council. Twelve governments responded to the survey. Survey results show that nanotechnology development is an important part of most science and technology agendas, though not much emphasis is being placed on risk governance to date. However, some countries are working on projects that address health, safety and the environment, workplace safety, toxicology, and standards and nomenclature, and there is an acknowledgment of the need for more focus on developing strategic risk governance. Currently, most surveyed countries are working on increasing the knowledge base about nanotechnology and monitoring the development so efficient risk governance strategies can be put in place in the future. Includes list of recommended risk governance recommendations, summary of survey answers, and includes each individual country survey response.

URLhttp://www.irgc.org/IMG/pdf/Survey_on_Nanotechnology_Governance_-_Part_A_The_Role_of_Government-2.pdf