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View Resource IEEE Working Group Areas

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is one of the most active organizations in developing standards for emerging technologies. At this site, visitors can learn about many different working groups and the process of implementing new standards. Each working group's homepage has an overview of the purpose and scope of the particular standards project, and some offer reports...

http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/
View Resource International Electrotechnical Commission

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is "the leading global organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies." Electrotechnologies include electronics, magnetics and electromagnetics, electroacoustics, multimedia, telecommunication, and energy production and distribution. The standards are developed so that "a...

http://www.iec.ch/index.htm
View Resource European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

More and more governmental agencies and bodies are having sustained conversations about the ethical concerns raised by new technologies and scientific discoveries. One such governmental body interested in these questions is the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. Convened by the European Commission, the group is composed of fifteen experts who examine various ethical...

http://ec.europa.eu/epsc/