The FAS, the Federation of American Scientists has created a new tool to examine Public Reaction to Science Research, on their website. It will help to measure public understanding of science and the importance of communicating science to the public.
“The module is the latest addition to the FAS Case Studies in Dual Use Biological Research multimedia online education material. The series illustrates the implications of dual-use biological research through case studies of researchers and provides a historical background on bioterrorism, bioweapons and the current laws, regulations and treaties that apply to biodefense research. Continuing development and expansion of the case studies is funded in part through a grant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.”
From Knowledgespeak Newsletter, Mar. 23, 2009.