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.



Seth D. Guikema

Roger Flage
Vice Chair and Web Administrator

Terje Aven
Past Chair




Recent News

Revised Core Subjects of Risk Analysis

The SRA document of core subjects of risk analysis published on the FRASG website earlier this year has now been revised based on comments received.

Summary of the Specialty Group (SG) meeting on Foundational issues in Risk analysis (FRASG) held at the SRA annual meeting in San Diego 12 December 2016

It was also this year a great annual meeting with many interesting talks, symposia and roundtables.

Summary: Workshop on the field and science of risk analysis, Ann Arbor, USA, May 5-6 2016

On May 5-6 a workshop on risk analysis and science was organised in Ann Arbor, USA. The idea of the workshop was to stimulate discussions and future activities related to the topic. 

Discussion Paper on Foundations of Risk Analysis Developed by SRA

The paper provides some open-minded reflections on fundamental concepts and principles of our risk analysis field.

SRA glossary approved by the SRA Council

A new SRA glossary has been prepared by a Committee on Foundations of risk analysis and approved by the SRA Council. The glossary can be found on the SRA Resources webpage and is open to all. See also this news article.