The Science, Technology, and Law Panel wishes to acknowledge the many fine contributions of the speakers attending the first meeting of the Panel. We especially wish to thank Arthur Bienenstock, Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Bert Black, partner, Hughes & Luce, and co-chair, ABA-AAAS National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists; Lloyd Dixon, Project Director, RAND; Donald M. Kerr, Assistant Director, Laboratory Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Donald Prosnitz, Chief Science and Technology Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice; and Fern Smith, Director, Federal Judicial Center and Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge.
The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Honorable Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Carl Cranor, University of California-Riverside; Bernard D. Goldstein, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Honorable Pauline Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; Anthony Z. Roisman, Hershenson, Carter, Scott & McGee; and Nathan A. Schactman, McCarter & English. Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the report nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Harold Forsen appointed by the NRC’s Report Review Committee, who was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.
In addition, the Panel wishes to acknowledge the work of the Science, Technology, and Law Program staff: Anne-Marie Mazza; Susie Bachtel; Maarika Liivak; and consultant writer Duncan Brown.
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