Nanotechnology Reports

Our collection of important and noteworthy reports
in the areas of nanosciences and nanotechnology

Showing reports 11 - 20 of 25 in category Ethics, Social Issues:

 
Mind the Gap: science and ethics in nanotechnology
Source: UNESCO – Publication date: February 2003
A paper drawing attention to the need for an ethical approach to nanotechnology.

Nanologue Mapping Study
Source: Nanologue – Publication date: September 2005
Summary of key findings from a literature study on ethical, legal and social aspects of nanotechnologies

Nanotechnology and the Developing World
Source: University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) – Publication date: April 2005
Global experts rank top 10 nanotechnology applications to aid poor.

Nanotechnology and the Poor: Opportunities and Risks
Source: Meridian Institute – Publication date: January 2005
Meridian Institute released a paper in January 2005 to raise awareness about the implications of nanotechnology for poor people, both the potential opportunities and risks. The paper is subtitled "Closing the Gaps Within and Between Sectors of Society."

Nanotechnology: From the science to the social
Source: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – Publication date: March 2007
This report is the follow-up to 'The Social and Economic Challenges of Nanotechnology', published in 2003. This excellent report had a world-wide impact. It was invaluable in cutting through the hype to identify important issues for research - and indeed society as a whole.

Nanotechnology: Societal Implications - Maximizing Benefits for Humanity
Source: National Nanotechnology Initiative – Publication date: December 2003
A report exploring potential societal impacts of nanotechnology and identifying key areas for related research.

NIA Masterclass & Workshop: REACH for Nanomaterials
Source: Nanotechnology Industries Association – Publication date: May 2007
The new European law on chemicals, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), entered into force on June 1, 2007. This report of the NIA Masterclass & Workshop: Micromega - REACH for Nanomaterials includes a detailed analysis of the potential scenarios for 'Nanomaterials under REACH', and consequential 'Next Steps' conclusions.

Progress Toward Safe Nanotechnology in the Workplace
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – Publication date: June 2007
This document is a report of the progress of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC) since its inception in 2004 through 2006. Using only internally redirected resources, the NTRC has begun to make contributions to all the steps in the continuum from hazard identification to risk management.

Public Reactions to Nanotechnology in Switzerland
Source: TA Swiss – Publication date: November 2006
The final report from TA Swiss' (Switzerland's Center for Technology Assessment) project on recording public opinion towards nanotechnologies.

Regulation of Nanotechnology in Consumer Products
Source: Innovation Society – Publication date:
This report summarizes the contents and results of the 3rd International NanoRegulation Conference which took place from September 12-13,2007 in St. Gallen (Switzerland). The focus was on consumer products containing nanotechnologies, possible risks and regulatory approaches.



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