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Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald

Deputy head of institute:

Constanze Scherz

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Bettina Schmidt-Leis
Phone: 0721 608-22501
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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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ITAS-Newsletter

The ITAS newsletter informs about projects carried out at ITAS, new publications, ITAS staff and upcoming events of the institute.

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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

Visions of in vitro meat
Project on in vitro meat completed

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), an ITAS team researched the technical and social aspects and concepts of in vitro meat over a period of two years. The results are now available.

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Socio-technical challenges in storage and disposal of radioactive waste

Selecting an option for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste includes social processes and technological requirements which are inextricably linked. ITAS examines these mutual interdependencies in the SOTEC-radio project.

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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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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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New publication format

The new Themenkurzprofile of the TAB are short presentations of selected, up-to-date and TA-relevant topics.

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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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further publications

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS