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CSTL has just released a new report, Dual Use Research of Concern in the Life Sciences: Current Issues and Controversies. The report examines policies and practices governing dual-use research in the life sciences – research that could potentially be misused to cause harm. Project Information
Science Policy Education Modules
In light of the ever-increasing role that science plays in policy decisions, nine educational modules were developed by an ad hoc CSTL committee to highlight the role of science in decision-making for professional school students, with a particular emphasis on scientific and statistical methods of inference. Each module is designed to elucidate competencies in science and technology that are generalizable across contexts. All are free to download.
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The Committee on the Future of Voting will hold its third meeting on October 18-19, 2017. The committee is conducting a study to document the current state of play in terms of technology, standards, and resources for voting technologies; examine challenges arising out of the 2016 federal election; evaluate advances in technology currently (and soon to be) available that may improve voting; and offer recommendations that provide a vision of voting that is easier, accessible, reliable, and verifiable.
Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification
In the July 25, 2017 edition of PNAS, Thomas D. Albright, co-chair of the committee that authored our 2014 report Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification, discusses the scientific issues that emerged from the study and how the issues led to recommendations for additional research, best practices for law enforcement, and use of eyewitness evidence by the courts.
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Dual Use Research of Concern
Science Policy Education Modules
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Science Policy Decision-Making: Educational Modules
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Second Meeting of the Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology
Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification
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Why Eyewitnesses Fail
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Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
34th Meeting
October 10-11, 2017
Washington, DC 

Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology
3rd Meeting
October 18-19, 2017
Washington, DC

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Making Living World Engineerable CoverMaking the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
Eyewitness Performance ResearchReview of Proposals for Research on Statistical Methodologies for Assessing Variables in Eyewitness Performance
Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research - Final
Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century

Gene Editing Summit Meeting in Brief

International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion

CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

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Future of Voting
Dual Use Research of Concern
 
Human Gene Editing Summit
University Research Regulations

Gain-of-Function Research
Eyewitness Identification
Synthetic Biology Forum
International Animal Research Regulations
H5N1 Research Controversy
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition
Six Party Synthetic Biology Symposia
Anthrax Mailings Report
University Intellectual Property
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Synthetic Biology Symposium
Forensic Science
Science and Security   
Human Dosing Studies

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