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The EPINET project 2012-2015 explored new ways of bringing together different methods of assessing the impacts of science and technology on society and the environment, and to consult the concerns of innovators, policy makers and citizens in these matters (see About the project). Epinet introduced the concept of epistemic networks as a way of conceptualizing complex developments within emerging fields of sociotechnical innovation: wearable sensors, robot autonomy, in-vitro meat, smart grids and Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). The thematic case work involved combinations of expertise, including situated and communicative ethics, knowledge assessment and pedigree analysis, legal expertise, media and digital culture studies, multi-scale integrated assessment, risk and uncertainty analysis, socio-technical evaluation and vision assessment. The project established a 'soft' framework with which the plurality of assessment practices can be explored together in a concerted manner.