The Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) investigates scientific and technological developments with a focus on their impacts and possible systemic and unintended effects. It produces analytical knowledge and assessments of socio-technical developments in order to provide policy and design options for decision-makers. The research covers ethical, ecological, economic, social, political-institutional, and cultural questions. Major goals are advice for research and technology policy, provision of knowledge for the design of socio-technical systems, and the organization and observation of discursive processes on open and controversial questions of technology policy.
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The members of the commission on the "Storage of Highly Radioactive Waste Material" handed over their recommendations to the president of the German Bundestag on 5 July 2016. Armin Grunwald, head of ITAS, played a significant role in their preparation.more
What’s new in Europe’s TA scene? Beginning with this issue, the “International Corner” wants to keep you informed frequently about the latest projects, publications and news from TA institutions all over Europe.more
The 25th anniversary of the TAB has been celebrated on 2 December 2015 with a ceremony at the Paul Löbe Building.more