Foundational Issues in Risk Analysis Specialty Group

The risk field needs concepts, principles, theories and methods that give some sort of unity to the field and provide guidance on how to think when assessing, managing and communicating risk. To this end, we need further developments of such concepts, principles, theories and methods, scrutiny/clarification of existing ones, and reflections and discussions.  This entails a broad set of initiatives and measures. The Foundational Issues in Risk Analysis Specialty Group (FRASG) represents an arena for generating them. It provides a scientific and technical forum for dialogue on all these issues and will promote initiatives reaching the diverse communities of risk analysts and researchers. It will guide the organization of workshops, conferences, and committees to study and reflect on key issues. A special responsibility is fostering the involvement of talented young researchers.



Roger Flage


Recent News

Summary of FRASG lunch meeting at the 2019 SRA Annual Meeting

The FRASG lunch meeting at the 2019 SRA AM took place 12:10-12:45pm on Monday December 9 in Salon 1.

High quality risk analysis examples

A template for and some examples of "High quality risk analysis examples" have been developed and can be found here. These will be introduced at the FRASG lunch meeting at the 2019 Annual Meeting.

New book out: The Science of Risk Analysis

This book, written by the past SRA president and FRASG founding chair professor Terje Aven, provides a comprehensive demonstration of risk analysis as a distinct science covering risk understanding, assessment, perception, communication, management, governance and policy. It presents and discusses the key pillars of this science, and provides guidance on how to conduct high-quality risk analysis.

Workshop on how to further develop Risk Analysis and SRA

On June 29-30 of this year, a group of SRA members met at the Crystal Mountain resort in Michigan for a workshop aimed at discussing a number of issues for the future development of risk analysis and Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). It was an event full of enthusiasm, and rich in ideas and plans on how to advance SRA and the related science and profession. In more specific terms, the aim of the workshop was to stimulate the rise of future strong leaders in risk analysis and SRA by discussing how to build excellence in professional settings as well as for personal development.

Fundamental Principles of Risk Analysis

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Specialty Group on foundational issues in risk analysis has established a group of risk analysis experts with the mandate to develop a list of key principles that expresses high quality and trustworthy risk analysis. A discussion note can be found here.