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.
Welcome to ITAS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS
|28.03.2014||2nd European TA conference
The next horizon of technology assessment
Call for sessions
|28.07.-01.08.2014||Interdisciplinary International Graduate Summer School
The Regulative Capacity of Knowledge Objects: Opening the Black Box of Knowledge Governance