Nominations are invited from suitably qualified persons for the 2020-23 membership of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (GTTAC).
Nominations close 21 June 2019.
Gene Technology Technical Advisory CommitteeGTTAC is a statutory committee of up to 20 members established under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act) to provide scientific and technical advice to support the national scheme for regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Australia. A key function of GTTAC is to provide advice on applications and risk assessments for environmental release of GMOs, including GMOs for agricultural and medical purposes.
Abstract Submission is Open for SRA-USA
The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) invites your abstracts for presentations at the 2019 SRA Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, USA, December 8-12.
We welcome contributions on any topic related to risk assessment, risk characterization, risk perception, risk communication, risk management, risk governance, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public and private sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level.
The theme of the conference, "Risk Analysis in the Data Analytics Era," highlights the important role risk analysts have in tackling risk problems and improving the science and practice of risk analysis.
Interesting in learning more about self-driving cars? Check out the new special issue of Risk Analysis
Risk Analysis, An International Journal has published a special issue, “Social Science of Automated Driving,” which features several articles examining the human side of automated driving, focusing on questions about morality, the role of feeling, trust and risk perceptions.
Autonomous vehicles are more than just an improvement on existing vehicles, they are a brand new technology. The widespread acceptance and adoption of autonomous vehicles hinges less on the technological challenges of creating the vehicles and more on the attitudes and perception of the people the technology is intended to serve. Public uncertainty raises significant societal questions about safety, infrastructure spending, regulations, insurance law and more. This collection of papers underscores the key roles of consumer attitudes and perceptions of risk in understanding acceptance of autonomous vehicles.