Vision Statement

The Society for Risk Analysis 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 Society for Risk Analysis:

  1. Brings together individuals from diverse disciplines and from different countries and provides them opportunities to exchange information, ideas, and methodologies for risk analysis and risk problem solving;
  2. Fosters understanding and professional collaboration among individuals and organizations for the purpose of contributing to risk analysis and risk problem solving;
  3. Facilitates the dissemination of knowledge about risk and risk analysis methods and their applications;
  4. Encourages applications of risk analysis methods;
  5. Promotes advancement of the state-of-the-art in research and education on risk analysis; and
  6. Provides services to its members to assist them in developing their careers in risk analysis.

The Society's membership unanimously approved this vision statement at the 1993 SRA Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia, following three years of thoughtful debate and numerous drafts. Former SRA President D. Warner North led the effort to craft the statement, along with Paul Deisler, Vlasta Molak, Donald Barnes, and David McCallum.