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China: Permanent Membership in ISO Council

(Oct. 23, 2008) Thirty years after joining the International Organization for Standardization (known as the ISO), on October 17, 2008, the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) became the organization's sixth permanent member of the 18-member ISO Council, which governs operations of the international body (the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is one of the other […]

European Union: Code of Conduct on Nanosciences and Nanotechnology Research

(Mar. 2, 2008) The European Commission has a keen interest in the newly emerging fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The Commission – in light of the fact that this area of research raises questions pertaining to ethics and fundamental rights and may also have a tremendous positive impact on society and the environment – took […]