Emerging Technologies Committee Lays Out Principles for Guidance

by jeeg 16. March 2011 21:17

The Principles reflect the Committee’s goal of striking a balance in which novel technologies are subject to oversight that is adequate to protect public health and the environment but not so daunting as to unduly slow innovation or the development of those new technologies.

To advance this goal, the ETIPC lays out principles in the following categories:

  • Scientific Integrity
  • Public Participation
  • Communication
  • Benefits and costs
  • Flexibility
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Coordination
  • International Cooperation
  • Regulation

For more information on the ETIPC, or the newly released Principles for Regulation and Oversight of Emerging Technologies, read this memo released by the three co-chairs.

Travis Earles is Assistant Director for Nanotechnology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


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