Professional societies www.nationalacademies.org 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. www.interacademycouncil.net 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. www.nyas.org The New York Academy of Sciences maintains a lively and useful website. www.royalsoc.ac.uk Royal Society of the United Kingdon http://www.aip.org/fyi 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. http://www.iriinc.org/ 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. http://www.faseb.org/ The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology is a coalition of professional groups in the life sciences. http://www.aps.org/WN/index.cfm The American Physical Society www.acs.org The American Chemical Society www.ieee.org Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers www.esa.org Ecological Society of America University centers http://www.cspo.org/ The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes based at Arizona State University provides a stimulating perspective on a wide range of policy issues. http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. www.sussex.ac.uk/spru 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. www.epp.cmu.edu The Engineering and Public Policy Program at Carnegie Mellon emphasizes environment, energy, information technology, and risk analysis. http://siepr.stanford.edu The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research does extensive work in innovation, energy, and regulation. Web.mit.edu/tpp/www MIT’s program in Technology and Public Policy. Think tanks A joint effort of the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution that focuses on regulatory policy. www.compete.org The Council on Competitiveness is a group of CEOs, college presidents, and labor leaders that evaluates and promotes the competitiveness of U.S. companies. wilsoncenter.org 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. www.cato.org Libertarian perspective. www.ceip.org The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for information on arms control, international relations, and governance. Carnegie publishes the outstanding magazine Foreign Policy. www.newamerica.net The New America Foundation is dedicated to developing policies that break through political gridlock. It covers numerous science, technology, and health issues. www.rff.org Resources for the Future does highly respected research related to energy, environment, resources, and agriculture. www.pewinternet.org Pew Internet and American Life Project We all know it’s important. Now you can find out how important and in what ways. www.ui.urban.org The Urban Institute for information on health and education policy. Magazines www.sciam.com 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. www.technologyreview.com 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. www.pjojhope.org/HA Health Affairs is the premier health policy journal. www.ceip.org Foreign Policy www.wwics.si.edu Wilson Quarterly www.washingtonmonthly.com 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. Blueprint From the new Democrats at the Progressive Policy Institute http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/ Regulation From the Cato Institute, a skeptical libertarian view of government’s role. www.sciencedaily.com Science Daily has links to lots of science and science policy news. Government www.ostp.gov Office of Science and Technology Policy Where the president gets his advice. www.house.gov/science U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science www.nsf.gov/nsb The National Science Board www.nih.gov National Institutes of Health www.oecd.org/home The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development collects and analyzes information for the world’s industrialized nations.