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TATuP – Journal on Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice

The issue 1-2/2017 „Open Science“ is online.

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Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag

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Welcome to ITAS

ITASThe 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.

NEWS

ITAS session at World Water Week
Interactive ITAS session at the World Water Week in Stockholm

The water-energy nexus group at ITAS wants to consider wastewater no longer as waste but as a resource. The researchers motivated participants to change their perspectives at the most important water conference worldwide.

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Protest am 18.09.2010 in Berlin vor dem Reichstag. Foto: KaiMartin, CC BY-SA 3.0. Quelle: commons.wikimedia.org
Radioactive waste: research group invites to conference

How can highly radioactive waste be safely disposed of? Researchers from various disciplines will discuss this at the ENTRIA final conference in Braunschweig from 26 - 30 September 2017. ITAS participates with numerous talks. Citizens are invited to join.

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TATuP the ITAS journal on technology assessment in theory and practice
Relaunch TATuP: Same name, new look

From now on the ITAS journal on technology assessment in theory and practice will be published as an open access journal by the publisher oekom. First topic of the re-designed and from now on peer-reviewed TATuP: Open science between hype and disruption.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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TA-Vorstudie on Social Bots

The aim of the TA pre-study was to provide an overview of the current state of the art of social bots, application fields and users, dissemination, and actual and assumed risks.

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TAB-Arbeitsbericht on 3-D printing

For several years now, manufacturing processes and 3-D printers have inspired many fantasies about the product production of the future. The ideas about performance, application potential and the effects of additive production are correspondingly diverse.

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