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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On 8 February 2018, the EU Parliament called on the EU Commission to carry out a evaluation of the regulation on summer time and, if necessary, to submit a proposal for amendment.more
The newly published book “Online-Bürgerbeteiligung an der Parlamentarbeit” examines five offers of the German Bundestag and discusses options for further development.more