Search:  
 
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
Policy and Global Affairs
Home ABOUT US COMMITTEE MEMBERS & STAFF CSTL NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS
Quick Links

Upcoming Events

Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
34th Meeting
October 10-11, 2017
Washington, DC 

Contact Us

Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Keck Center, Room 570
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202 334-1713
Fax: 202 334-2530

Newsletter Icon

Read the latest CSTL Newsletter here.

We want to hear from you!

Comments? Opinions? Suggestions of topics for discussion? Submit them here.


    

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

NEW!  Read the latest edition of the CSTL Chronicle, the semi-annual report on the activities, projects, and people of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, here.
 

NEW!

Second Meeting of the Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology

The second meeting of the Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology was held in New York City on June 12-13, 2017.

The ad hoc committee, which is operating under the auspices of the Committee on Science, Technology and Law and the Computer Science and Telecommunications  Board (CSTB), is conducting a study to: (1) document the current state of play in terms of technology, standards, and resources for voting technologies; (2) examine challenges arising out of the 2016 federal election; (3) evaluate advances in technology currently (and soon to be) available that may improve voting; and (4) offer recommendations that provide a vision of voting that is easier, accessible, reliable, and verifiable.  The committee will issue a report at the conclusion of the study.

Agenda
Project Information

Making the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

Making Living World Engineerable Cover

On November 16, 2016, CSTL's Forum on Synthetic Biology hosted a workshop titled Making the Living World Engineerable: Science, Practice, and Policy. The workshop was organized by an ad hoc planning committee to discuss current trends in synthetic biology, including international scientific and technical developments in synthetic biology; possible risks and benefits related to these developments; and legal, regulatory, and policy concerns. This Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief provides a factual summary of what occurred at the meeting.

Project Information

CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

Read media coverage of CSTL projects and activities 
here (or click on links below).

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

CSTL Meetings

  Latest Publications View more... 
Eyewitness Performance Research

 
Review 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
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research

 
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of a Workshop
Identifying the Culprit - Assessing Eyewitness Identification

 
Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification