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An integrated approach to oversight assessment for emerging technologies
|Title||An integrated approach to oversight assessment for emerging technologies|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Kuzma, Jennifer, Paradise Jordan, Ramachandran Gurumurthy, Kim Jee-Ae, Kokotovich Adam, and Wolf Susan M.|
When analyzing oversight system that have been developed for emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, reviewers often use a single disciplinary perspective, and a limited set of criteria for evaluation. In this article, the authors performed a literature review and located sixty-six different criteria for assessing oversight systems. The authors then condensed these criteria into twenty-eight that spanned the areas of development, attribute, outcome, and evolution. These criteria help make clear how oversight systems develop, operate, change and affect society. This new approach, called "integrated oversight assessment" can be used as a tool for looking at the relationships among features, outcomes and trade offs of oversight systems, and by using these criteria to look at historical case studies, we shall be able to develop a series of evidence-based lessons to help us in developing an oversight system for nanotechnology.