The Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was a multidisciplinary forum that ran from 2013 to 2015. Many of the discussions initiated during its workshops have continued in independent venues within and outside of the NASEM. Please note that this website is no longer regularly updated.
Many life science disciplines and their advances— from biofuels to climate change to evolution to vaccine safety to bioengineered foods— have direct implications or applications for human and environmental welfare. The Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences Initiative relied on funding from a wide range of sources to reflect the diversity of the life sciences community.
Financial contributions enabled us to undertake several workshops whose goal it was to propel scientific and societal discussion about how public engagement in the life sciences can become more effective. We thank the following organizations for their support:
- Burroughs-Wellcome Fund
- Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- National Academy of Sciences