Society and Ethics

Fostering SEI Research at NNIN


As a member of the NNIN, we are committed to fostering research on the social and ethical implications of nanotechnology. NNIN users are at the forefront of nanotechnology and can offer unique insight into this research. To this end, from time to time, users may be invited to participate in a research project, such as by answering a survey or participating in an interview. Although users are free to decline, and their decision to participate or not to participate will have no bearing on their ability to use the NNIN, we sincerely hope that users will consider each request and accept as many invitations as they can in the spirit of advancing knowledge on social and ethical issues and helping to ensure that NNIN remains a leader in nanotechnology innovation.

We are also committed to ensuring that these projects are relevant to NNIN, unburdensome to its users, and have met appropriate ethical standards. Thus, we will only release users' contact information to projects that have received prior approval from NNIN.

If you have any questions, please contact NNIN's SEI Coodinator, Dr. Katherine McComas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Society and Ethical Links

 

The NNIN SEI portal has research, educational, and other resources related to societal and ethical issues surrrounding nanotechnology.  Upcoming conferences and events for these topics are also listed on the site.

http://sei.nnin.org/

UCSB is also the home of the CNS-UCSB Center for Nanotechnology in Society.  Research and educational resources and events are published at the center's website.

http://www.cns.ucsb.edu/

Technical and educational staff services are possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation through support via the NNIN.