The new collaboration will encourage ways risk can be intelligently understood and managed, and the harms with which it is associated can be reduced. It seeks to foster greater public risk literacy, from its stronger forms of developing better statistical understanding to more basic abilities to recognize characteristics of both bad and good risk communication and research.

Whilst there are new initiatives aiming to develop research, we are not aware of a broader forum to consider these together, and in a practical and open fashion. We aim to gather experts from different spheres and initiatives to pool knowledge and indicate future directions.