“SURVEY ON NANOTECHNOLOGYGOVERNANCE”
PART A: THE ROLE OFGOVERNMENT
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IRGC Working Group on Nanotechnologyworking paper no. 1
DisclaimerThe contents of this workingpaper have been peer reviewed by the respondents to the IRGC ‘Survey onNanotechnology Governance: the role of government’ and the IRGC Nanotechnology Working Group. The IRGC doesnot accept responsibility for the validity of the opinions expressed within this report, which are a reflection of theopinions of the survey respondents and not of IRGC itself.