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 Associations & Societies:
 Risk Assessment & Management
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American Statistical Association:
Section on Risk Analysis
The Risk Analysis Section, established in 1994, grew out of an ASA committee, advisory to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The principal objectives of the Risk Analysis Section are to study and develop the methodology of risk analysis and risk assessment and to develop their applications to various subject matter areas. (Posted September 2000, updated October 2013.)

New England Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis

Society for Risk Analysis - New England hosts seminars from September through June that provide an opportunity for those interested in the science and policy of risk assessment to hear about current issues, research, and initiatives. With few exceptions, the seminars are free and open to the public. (Posted February 2002, updated October 2013.)

Decision Analysis Society

A subdivision of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Decision Analysis Society promotes the development and use of logical methods for the improvement of decision-making in public and private enterprise. Such methods include models for decision-making under conditions of uncertainty or multiple objectives; techniques of risk analysis and risk assessment; experimental and descriptive studies of decision-making behavior; economic analysis of competitive and strategic decisions; techniques for facilitating decision-making by groups; and computer modeling software and expert systems for decision support. Members include practitioners, educators, and researchers with backgrounds in engineering, business, economics, statistics, psychology, and other social and applied sciences. (Posted September 2000, updated October 2013.)
Federation of European Risk Management Associations
In many countries across Europe and beyond, National Risk Management Associations are well established. Their members are risk and insurance professionals responsible for risk management in their organizations, whether in the public or private sector. FERMA provides the means of co-ordinating risk management and optimizing the impact of these associations outside of their national boundaries on a European level and promotes communication among its members and also within IFRIMA (International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations), of which FERMA is a member. Every two years, FERMA holds its well established Risk Management Forum, located in a different country each time with the support of the local member association. It also organizes specific seminars and surveys. (Posted June 2001, updated October 2013.)
Global Association of Risk Professionals
A not-for-profit organization founded in 1996, GARP is the only globally recognized membership association for risk managers. GARP’s mission is to help create a culture of risk awareness within organizations, from entry level to board level. In the areas of financial and energy risk management, GARP sets the global standard for risk professionals with the FRM® (Financial Risk Manager) and ERP® (Energy Risk Professional) certifications. Through trusted education and training, media, and events, GARP promotes best practices in risk management and supports ongoing professional and career development for risk managers. (Posted in 1998, updated October 2013.)
International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations
The International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations (IFRIMA) is the international umbrella organization for risk management associations, representing 23 organizations and over 30 countries around the world. With its roots going back to the 1930s and its development through the discipline of insurance and risk management, IFRIMA is uniquely positioned as a leader in risk management and its application. As an "association of associations," IFRIMA's primary objective is to provide a forum for interaction and communications among risk management associations and their members. Member association representatives meet at least once a year . (Posted June 2001, updated October 2013.)
International Society of Exposure Science
Formerly the International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) was legally established in 1990 to foster and advance the science of exposure analysis related to environmental contaminants, both for human populations and ecosystems. ISES members include academic, governmental, and private sector scientists who have a common interest in the field of exposure science. The society promotes engagement and communication among all disciplines involved in exposure science through its annual meetings and scientific journal (Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, JESEE) and serves as a resource for scientists in other disciplines, governmental officials, and the public. The society endeavors to promote rigorous use of exposure science to strengthen environmental policy for the protection of public health. (Updated October 2013.)
The New Zealand Society for Risk Management
The New Zealand Society for Risk Management was formed in 2000 to foster understanding of risk management across industry, government, and academia. The first Annual General Meeting was held in Wellington on 5 March 2001. The society's purpose is to improve the knowledge and practice of risk management in New Zealand. It is the leading organization in New Zealand for sharing and enhancing skills and understanding among all sectors and disciplines about the management of risk. (Updated October 2013.)

Professional Risk Managers' International Association

PRMIA, a non-profit incorporated association organized and incorporated in January 2002, provides a free and open forum for the promotion of sound risk management standards and practices globally by leading industry opinion and supporting the risk management profession; driving the integration of practice and theory and certifying the credentials of those in the field of risk management; connecting practitioners, researchers, students, and others interested in the field of risk management; and promoting cross-cultural ethical standards, serving both emerging and more developed markets. PRMIA has designed a demanding and comprehensive exam syllabus to deliver the most practical, most accessible, and highest-quality certification programs in the industrythe Professional Risk Manager designation (PRM™) and the Associate PRM Certificate.  (Updated October 2013.)

Public Risk Management Association 

For three decades, PRIMA has been the one-stop resource for educational programming, risk resources, and networking opportunities for public sector risk managers. The association's mission is to promote effective risk management in the public interest as an essential component of public administration. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, PRIMA is the largest risk management association dedicated solely to the practice of risk management in the public sector. (Updated October 2013.)
Risk Assessment & Policy Association  
promotes multidisciplinary research on the theory and practice of risk assessment and management; fosters intellectual exchange among researchers, risk assessors and policy makers; encourages public involvement in risk assessment and management; examines the use of risk assessment in legislative, regulatory and other policy deliberations; and studies the use of risk analysis in decision making. The association's official journal is Risk: Health, Safety & Environment.
Risk Management Association
RMA is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association serving the financial services industry. Its sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, operational risk, securities lending, and regulatory issues. Founded in 1914, RMA was originally called the Robert Morris Associates, named after American patriot Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the principal financier of the Revolutionary War, who helped establish our country's banking system. The association's name was changed in 2000 (see press release).  (Updated October 2013.)
Riskkollegiet - Swedish Society for Risk Sciences
Riskkollegiet is a non-profit organization aiming to increase knowledge about risk issues and how risks are perceived and managed. It is a network for people interested in risk issues and, with regard to such issues, will: create opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and experience on risk issues between different sectors of society and scientific disciplines; work for improved communication between laymen, decision makers, and experts; promote the emergence of informed decision making; stimulate research, especially interdisciplinary research; and promote international co-operation. By tradition, Riskkollegiet has focused on health and environmental risks and safety matters, but other types of risk are not excluded. (in Swedish) (in English)
Society for Risk Analysis
Known by the acronym SRA, the multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international Society for Risk Analysis 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 (see the international sections listed below). SRA launched its website in 1997.

Society for Risk Analysis Europe

SRA-Europe established its web site in 1999.
Society for Risk Analysis Japan
The web site of SRA-Japan in English is located at and in Japanese at
Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment
This non-profit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is "dedicated to the best use of toxicity data for risk assessment," according to founder Michael Dourson, a former toxicologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The organization assists environmental, industry, and government with tasks such as developing new risk values, conducting original risk assessment research, reviewing assessments prepared by other parties, analyzing risk positions and regulatory approaches of government agencies, providing expert opinion for litigation support, and preparing educational materials. One of TERA’s main projects is its on-line database International Toxicity Estimates for Risk, which is a compilation of human health risk values from a number of international health organizations.


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