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Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
CSTPR, located at the University of Boulder-Colorado, seeks to improve how science and technology policies address societal needs through research, education, and service. Some of the Center's recent research and activities has included policy making involving climate change, and looking at the challenge of how to produce science that meets the changing needs of decision makers.
Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
A non-profit, intellectual network located at Arizona State University aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society's pursuit of equality, justice, and overall quality of life. Center staff work on research and outreach in as diverse areas as public health, the environment, agriculture, privacy and other areas where technology and science meet policy.
Institute for International Science and Technology Policy
CISTP is a world leader in international public policy research and education in science, technology and innovation. The Center looks at issues of space policy, cyber security, and how international governments and organizations can best collaborate to spur innovation in the sciences and share the positive developments from these collaborations.
AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy
The AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy (CSTSP) addresses complex national and international security policy issues by drawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of Center staff and of natural and social scientists, engineers, science- and security-policy experts, and security professionals.
Politically Active Scientific Organizations
Organizations for politically involved scientists advocating on a number of controversial issues.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Begun in 1969 as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this group is a science-based nonprofit group workign for a healthy environment and safer world. Main issues of concern include global warming, clean vehicles, nuclear power, nuclear weapons & global security, food and agriculture, and scientific integrity
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Established in 1945 by scientists, engineers and other experts who created the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project, this organization and journal seeks to inform the public about threats to the survival and development of humanity from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in the life sciences.
AAAS Science Policy Programs
A collection of dialogues, programs, and information put together by AAAS on all aspects of scientific policy. Includes the Office of Government Relations, information on research competitiveness, Research and Development Budget Analysis, and other programs.
The price of truth : how money affects the norms of science by
Call Number: CSEP.Q175.35.R472007
This book discusses how, in the unbridled pursuit of financial gain in science can undermine scientific norms, such as objectivity, honesty, openness, respect for research participants, and social responsibility.
Beyond Sputnik by
Call Number: Q127.U6N3982008
Publication Date: 2008-07-23
Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog
A professor of environmental studies at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, this blog reflects on issues of science, innovation, and politics.