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An Integrated Approach to Oversight Assessment for Emerging Technologies


Jennifer Kuzma


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Jordan Paradise


Seton Hall University - School of Law

Gurumurthy Ramachandran, PhD


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Jee-Ae Kim


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Adam Kokotovich


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Susan M. Wolf


University of Minnesota Law School

2008

Risk Analysis, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 1197-1219, 2008

Abstract:     
Analysis of science and technology oversight systems is often conducted from a single disciplinary perspective and by using a limited set of criteria for evaluation. In this article, we develop an approach that blends risk analysis, social science, public administration, legal, public policy, and ethical perspectives to develop a broad set of criteria for assessing oversight systems. Multiple methods, including historical analysis, expert elicitation, and behavioral consensus, were employed to develop multidisciplinary criteria for evaluating oversight of emerging technologies. Sixty-six initial criteria were identified from extensive literature reviews and input from our NSF-funded project Working Group. Criteria were placed in four categories reflecting the development, attributes, evolution, and outcomes of oversight systems. Expert elicitation, consensus methods, and multidisciplinary review of the literature were used to refine a condensed, operative set of criteria. Twenty-eight criteria resulted spanning four categories: seven development criteria, fifteen attribute criteria, five outcome criteria, and one evolution criterion. These criteria illuminate how oversight systems develop, operate, change, and affect society. We term our approach “integrated oversight assessment” and propose its use as a tool for analyzing relationships among features, outcomes, and trade-offs of oversight systems. Comparisons among historical case studies of oversight using a consistent set of criteria should result in defensible and evidence-supported lessons to guide the development of oversight systems for emerging technologies, such as nanotechnology.

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Keywords: Nanotechnology, nanobiotechnology, science and technology, emerging technology, oversight, oversight systems, empirical studies, expert elicitation, multi-criteria assessment, risk analysis, science regulation, oversight assessment, new governance, gene therapy, biotechnology, GMOs

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Date posted: January 16, 2011 ; Last revised: January 22, 2011

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Kuzma, Jennifer and Paradise, Jordan and Ramachandran, PhD, Gurumurthy and Kim, Jee-Ae and Kokotovich, Adam and Wolf, Susan M., An Integrated Approach to Oversight Assessment for Emerging Technologies (2008). Risk Analysis, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 1197-1219, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1739957

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Jennifer Kuzma
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs ( email )
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Jordan K. Paradise
Seton Hall University - School of Law ( email )
One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5210
United States
Gurumurthy Ramachandran, PhD
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities ( email )
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Jee-Ae Kim
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ( email )
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Adam Kokotovich
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ( email )
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Susan M. Wolf (Contact Author)
University of Minnesota Law School ( email )
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
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