Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

“The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level".

The SRA aims to:

  1. "Bring together individuals from diverse disciplines and from different countries and provide them opportunities to exchange information, ideas, and methodologies for risk analysis and risk problem solving;
  2. Foster understanding and professional collaboration among individuals and organizations for the purpose of contributing to risk analysis and risk problem solving;
  3. Facilitate the dissemination of knowledge about risk and risk methods and their applications;
  4. Encourage applications of risk analysis methods;
  5. Promote advancement of the state-of-the-art in research and education on risk analysis; and
  6. Provide services to its members to assist them in developing their careers in risk analysis."

The society has various regional organisations, notably in Australia/New Zealand, China, Egypt, Europe, Japan, Latin America, North America, Russia, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, as well as speciality groups, including decision analysis and risk and risk communication. The SRA was established in 1980.

Journal: Risk Analysis

Conference: hosts an annual conference in the US, usually in December; some regional associations also host conferences

Digital poster (from SRA Australia and New Zealand): Christian, R. (2013). Society for Risk Analysis Australia and New Zealand, digital poster #510 from the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation held in Canberra, Australia, online and at three co-conferences (Lueneburg in Germany, The Hague in the Netherlands and Montevideo in Uruguay), 8-11 September 2013. You can access this digital poster as a powerpoint presentation or pdf at: http://i2sconference.digitalposter.com.au/posters-list/510.

Website: http://www.sra.org/

Posted: March 2008
Last modified: July 2015

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