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Standardisation in the Field of Nanotechnology: Some Issues of Legitimacy

Ellen-Marie Forsberg
2011 Science and Engineering Ethics  
However, the paper will be concluded with some suggestions for improving legitimacy in the TC 229 and a call for increased public awareness about standardisation in the field of nanotechnology. 1 ELSA  ...  This paper gives an overview of the work in the technical committee on nanotechnology and discusses some challenges with regard to legitimacy in such work.  ...  Acknowledgements I would like to thank the Research Council of Norway's programme 'Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Neurotechnology' for funding the project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11948-011-9268-0 pmid:21424592 fatcat:3t2buvwi6bfkvntcwcr5a645a4

"One to Rule Them All"? – The Standardisation of Nanotechnologies

François Thoreau
2011 European Journal of Risk Regulation  
Nanosciences and nanotechnologies are a field of blooming technological applications, developed or manufactured at the nanoscale (a billionth of a meter).  ...  These may significantly differ from one case to the other, which results in a great diversity of different industrial applications, and eventually in very heterogeneous end-user products.  ...  Some issues of legitimacy ISO is one of the key players that together perform the earliest forms of a global governance of new & emerging technologies, including nanotechnologies.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1867299x00001446 fatcat:4jmffumycrav3ahwprctflhk6y


2013 International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM)  
In this paper, we first introduce the question of regulation in nanotechnologies, then describe the standardisation process and ISO more specifically.  ...  This has contributed to the growing interest in the regulation of this field.  ...  We use this framework and analyse the functioning of FCEs in the field of standardisation to better understand the role of standardisation in the regulation of an emerging field like the nanotechnologies  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0219877013400051 fatcat:twkyqnqtjjgj7b7wdutkyw76ta

International Network Initiative on Safe and Sustainable Nanotechnologies (INISS-nano)

Andreas Falk
2021 Zenodo  
The focus shall be on the collaboration in different fields pertaining to nanotechnology research in general and nano-safety research in particular.  ...  This concept paper shall prepare the ecosystem for global collaboration in selected fields of action (see pillars), enabling "collaboration without borders" within joint projects, joint funding initiatives  ...  This shall enable INISS-nano to make a real contribution to advancing prestandardisation and validation in the field of metrology for the benefit of nano-safety issues.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5004929 fatcat:myu3v5r3qnfqxflkd2r5x5sx6m

Integration needs in assessments of nanotechnology in food and agriculture

Ellen-Marie Forsberg, Carolien De Lauwere
2013 Etikk i Praksis: Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics  
In this article we present a study of assessments of nanotechnology in food and agriculture.  ...  The question of whether there is a need for more integration in assessments in this field is then introduced and the multiple interpretations of this notion are discussed, first in a sustainability context  ...  We would also like to thank Kamilla Kjølberg, who contributed with some reviews in the case study and with input to an earlier version of the article.  ... 
doi:10.5324/eip.v7i1.1789 fatcat:jwtzigcvijbezdptsmd65yb3gu

Nanotechnology and the need for risk governance

O. Renn, M. C. Roco
2006 Journal of nanoparticle research  
The main recommendations of the report deal with selected higher risk nanotechnology applications, shortand long-term issues, and global models for nanotechnology governance.  ...  After identifying the main characteristics and prospects of nanotechnology as an emerging technology, the paper presents the general risks associated with nanotechnology applications and the deficits of  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The report was prepared for IRGC and the opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of their organisations. The reviews provided by Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11051-006-9092-7 fatcat:6veqytufdjco3dxrdt2lnzq7be

Framing Emerging Nanotechnologies: Steps Towards a Forward-Looking Analysis of Skills

Konstantin S. Fursov, Ian Miles
2013 Social Science Research Network  
There are many claims and much argument about the scope and speed of the evolution of nanotechnology.  ...  It poses particular challenges to conventional forecasting approaches precisely because it is difficult to resolve such debates in the infancy of a technology, and in this case knowledge is fragmented  ...  However, the practice of implementation of existing initiatives and activities of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), a support and co-financing projects in the field of nanotechnology  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2297422 fatcat:jhpxm45dejfurmmz7ratubojcy

Nanosciences and nanotechnologies learning and teaching in secondary education: a review of literature

Bénédicte Hingant, Virginie Albe
2010 Studies in science education  
In a final critical discussion, the lack of studies in the literature considering nanosciences and nanotechnologies as a socioscientific issue in secondary education is emphasised.  ...  This literature review provides an overview of recent studies on the introduction of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in secondary education.  ...  This course is part of the programme of initiatives implemented at Wisconsin Madison University to teach 'nanotechnology in society'.  ... 
doi:10.1080/03057267.2010.504543 fatcat:zxmlgesy5ffqvk7jjvcgr2d4hi

INISS-Nano: revised concept and action plan (International Network Initiative on Safe and Sustainable Nanotechnologies)

Andreas Falk, Alexander Pogany, Pavadee Aungkavattana, Miguel A. Bañares, Ali Beitollahi, Vinicius Bim, Sophie Briffa, Anthony Bochon, Flemming Cassee, Fernand Doridot, Thomas Exner, Patricia M.A. Farias (+17 others)
2022 Zenodo  
The "international network initiative on safe and sustainable nanotechnology" (INISS-nano) is focussing on the collaboration in different fields pertaining to nanotechnology research in general and nano-safety  ...  This document is a revision of the first version (which has been published in June 2021) and shows descriptions and an action plan for each of the pillars: Harmonization Support industrial understanding  ...  globe, or CEN/TC 352, supporting standardization in the field of nanotechnologies in Europe.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6818049 fatcat:murlni5krbebxnjwfr5hievpqu


Michael Sogaard Jorgensen
2004 Environmental Engineering and Management Journal  
The analysis concludes that in spite of frequent references to considerable eco-opportunities of nanotechnology in the general debate on nanotechnology, environmental issues are only moderately, in some  ...  legitimacy.  ... 
doi:10.30638/eemj.2004.015 fatcat:qavhcab7uvdstm6xiyz67mh4gq

'Don't make nanotechnology sexy, ensure its benefits, and be neutral': Studying the logics of new intermediary institutions in ambiguous governance contexts

H. Am
2013 Science and Public Policy  
This paper addresses this gap by analysing the shortcomings of a nanotechnology observatory project.  ...  Along the example of this observatory institution for nanotechnology, I will show that political discourse theory allows us to explain critically the conditions of possibility for the emergence of such  ...  I would like to thank them and the editors of this special issue for their comments on drafts of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1093/scipol/sct054 fatcat:iy6ukzy565bsdfg5jy5pkr6lky

Some general considerations on �nano-ethics�

Claude Andr� Jean
2013 Prevention & Research  
The emerging area of nanotechnologies possibly offers promise for the future with its focus on preventive design.  ...  In this respect, for ethical reasons, the authors propose to "invent" a "precautionary" standardisation, progressive yet accepted by the "global village", in order to avoid nano-errors?  ...  Yet, in the meantime, Europe has taken the initiative of standardising nanotechnologies.  ... 
doi:10.11138/pr/2013.2.4.161 fatcat:hmm2j7szcfhpfmugzuuvtos4qa

From invited to uninvited participation (and back?): rethinking civil society engagement in technology assessment and development

Peter Wehling
2012 Poiesis & Praxis  
(NanoCEO); since then it is active in the field of nanotechnology politics.  ...  attention to the power-knowledge issues in a given scientific field.''  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10202-012-0125-2 pmid:23204995 pmcid:PMC3510401 fatcat:b3eyyj6xtbgvncmdk5vi6sigri

A game with rules in the making – how the high probability of waiting games in nanomedicine is being mitigated through distributed regulation and responsible innovation

Joel D'Silva, Douglas K.R. Robinson, Clare Shelley-Egan
2012 Technology Analysis & Strategic Management  
Her current research focuses on the identification of regulatory responsibilities in regulatory networks and the contribution of vigilance regulation to responsible nanotechnological development.  ...  His research focuses primarily on regulatory and policy issues relating to new technologies like nanotechnologies and synthetic biology. Email: Douglas K. R.  ...  Nanomaterial regulation, legislation, health and safety issues, as well as financing are located in the framing conditions that shape and direct the field of nanomaterials R&D.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09537325.2012.693671 fatcat:jqze6uk6anarnchby6xxrshz5u


M. L. Flear, M. D. Pickersgill
2012 Medical Law Review  
regulation of emergent technologies, such as nanotechnology, 'the legitimacy crisis becomes acute '. 26 In such cases, public participation is seen as a key way of achieving accountability and legitimacy  ...  options, and maintain legitimacy in the event of failure. 131 B.  ...  Accordingly, the Nanotechnology Strategy notes that nanotechnology 'must be developed in a safe and responsible manner.  ... 
doi:10.1093/medlaw/fws039 pmid:24218779 fatcat:nlyvzkmtsfgt7nqt4gciyarfkm
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