Identify topics of importance to the chemical science and technology community by holding periodic discussions and presentations and gathering input from the broadest possible set of constituencies involved in chemical science and technology.
Organize workshops and symposia and publish reports on topics important to the continuing health and advancement of chemical science and technology.
Disseminate the information and knowledge gained in the workshops and reports to the chemical science and technology community through discussions with, presentations to, and engagement of other forums and organizations.
Bring topics deserving further, in-depth study to the attention of the NRC's Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. The roundtable itself will not attempt to resolve the issues and problems that it identifies—it will not make recommendations nor provide any specific guidance. Rather, the goal of the roundtable is to ensure a full and meaningful discussion of the identified topics so that the participants in the workshops and the community as a whole can determine the best courses of action.