The Board on Global Science and Technology (BGST) is a new Board of the National Research Council. It is charged with overseeing activities to assess the implications of global advances in science and technology. To that end, BGST will establish a program of workshops and other convening activities, both within the United States and overseas, to build and sustain an international, interactive community of scientists, engineers, medical and health researchers, and entrepreneurs who are engaged in the research and development of emerging technologies. In addition, BGST will develop related web-based activities for rapid public dissemination of information resulting from the workshops, and for sustaining the interactive engagement within the scientific and technical communities, thereby enhancing global transparency with regard to scientific and technological advances.
For up to date information on board activities please visit the BGST home page.