- The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. All National Academy Press books available free online.
- The Science and Public Policy Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science provides comprehensive and authoritative information on the federal budget and extensive information about S&T-related activities on Capitol Hill. Maintains a list of S&T policy programs at universities.
- The Interacademy Council was created by the world’s national academies to offer scientific advice to international institutions such as the UN and the World Bank.
- The New York Academy of Sciences maintains a lively and useful website.
- Royal Society of the United Kingdon
- Publishes FYI, which summarizes science policy developments in Washington affecting the physics and astronomy community. Summaries are approximately one page long and are issued two or more times every week.
- The Industrial Research Institute (IRI) is the business association of leaders in research and development working together to enhance the effectiveness of technological innovation in industry.
- The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is a coalition of professional groups in the life sciences.
- The American Physical Society
- The American Chemical Society
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Ecological Society of America
- The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes based at Arizona State University provides a stimulating perspective on a wide range of policy issues.
- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
- The Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex is one of the world’s oldest and biggest university programs, and it has an international range.
- The Engineering and Public Policy Program at Carnegie Mellon emphasizes environment, energy, information technology, and risk analysis.
- The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research does extensive work in innovation, energy, and regulation.
- MIT’s program in Technology and Public Policy.
- A joint effort of the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution that focuses on regulatory policy.
- The Council on Competitiveness is a group of CEOs, college presidents, and labor leaders that evaluates and promotes the competitiveness of U.S. companies.
- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to unite the world of ideas to the world of policy by supporting pre-eminent scholarship and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to officials in Washington. The Center offers 20-25 residential fellowships each year. Special interests include environment, industrial competitiveness, foresight, and national security. The Wilson Center publishes the wide-ranging and always interesting Wilson Quarterly.
- Libertarian perspective.
- The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for information on arms control, international relations, and governance. Carnegie publishes the outstanding magazine Foreign Policy.
- The New America Foundation is dedicated to developing policies that break through political gridlock. It covers numerous science, technology, and health issues.
- Resources for the Future does highly respected research related to energy, environment, resources, and agriculture.
- Pew Internet and American Life Project
- We all know it’s important. Now you can find out how important and in what ways.
- The Urban Institute for information on health and education policy.
- Scientific American is the venerable science magazine for the lay public. Not strong on policy, but with useful information for those who care about policy.
- Once a great science and society magazine, it drifted into technology boosterism in the late 1990s, but new editor Jason Pontin promises to revive its social conscience. Always worth a look.
- Health Affairs is the premier health policy journal.
- Foreign Policy
- Wilson Quarterly
- Washington Monthly
- The magazine for left-leaning curmudgeons, where many of the nation’s best journalist cut their teeth. Home to the Political Animal blog.
- From the new Democrats at the Progressive Policy Institute
- From the Cato Institute, a skeptical libertarian view of government’s role.
- Science Daily has links to lots of science and science policy news.
- Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Where the president gets his advice.
- U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science
- The National Science Board
- National Institutes of Health
- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development collects and analyzes information for the world’s industrialized nations.