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The Maxine Singer Papers

Letter from Howard Raiffa to Maxine Singer pdf (94,984 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Howard Raiffa to Maxine Singer
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1980-04-17 (April 17, 1980)
Raiffa, Howard
National Academy of Sciences. National Research Council
Singer, Maxine
Original Repository: Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers
Reproduced with permission of Howard Raiffa.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Risk Management
Decision Making
Exhibit Category:
Risk, Regulation, and Scientific Citizenship: The Controversy over Recombinant DNA Research
Metadata Record Committee on Risk and Decision Making [17 April 1980] pdf (166,108 Bytes) ocr (4,926 Bytes)
Metadata Record Letter from Maxine Singer to Howard Raiffa (May 8, 1980) pdf (149,462 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Box Number: 8
Folder Number: 6
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1955-2004, n.d.
SubSeries: Chronological
Folder: 1980 May-August
April 17, 1980
Dear Dr. Singer:
The newly formed National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Risk and Decision Making (CORADM) has been given a broad mandate to consider how our society and its various institutions might better assess, compare, and manage health, safety and environmental risks. This is a large and open-ended task and we would welcome advice and suggestions from you. (A short description of this project is enclosed.)
If you have been involved in any research, policy analysis, or decision making about health, safety, and environmental risks that you think should be of interest to our committee, it would be most helpful to us if you would send us some material to ponder.
In addition, we would appreciate hearing from you about:
-- what your major concerns are and what you think the most important problems are in this general area,
-- what kinds of strategies you would suggest to improve the quality of health, safety, and environmental decision making, including changes in institutional structures or decision processes,
-- what specific process and policy recommendations you would like the committee to consider,
-- what research topics should be funded including specific research suggestions for the National Science Foundation's Technology Assessment and Risk Analysis Program.
Please write and send all material to:
Mr. John D. Graham, Staff Associate
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20418
We hope that the committee will be able to make a constructive contribution in gaining perspective, ordering priorities, and suggesting directions for research and decision making about the swarm of risks we face. To do our job well, we need the best assistance and advice we can get. I hope that you will be willing to help us.
Howard Raiffa
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