Workshop Report: Integrated Research in Risk Analysis and Decision Making in a Democratic Society [open pdf - 1MB]
"The National Science Foundation (NSF) is bringing together a small number of scholars (see attached list) who will engage in a 1 1/2 day dialogue to identify needs and opportunities for integrated scientific research in risk analysis and decision making. The workshop will focus on how the methodological tools and empirical findings of all disciplines that deal with risk analysis and decision making could be applied more effectively to address societal problems. A primary goal of this workshop is to identify obstacles to effective use of existing research findings and tools, to suggest ways of overcoming these obstacles, and to identify crucial areas for future research. The ultimate goal is to help NSF shape a research agenda to improve decisions that involve risk. This agenda could include new theoretical work, empirical studies, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and training for a new generation of scholars, policy makers, and decision makers."
National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov
Workshop Report, Arlington, Virgina. July 17-18, 2002