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76021 Karlsruhe
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Head of institute

Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald

Deputy head of institute:

Constanze Scherz

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Elke Träutlein
Phone: +49 721 608-28548
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TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice

The issue 1/2020 Cybersecurity. Threat, vulnerability, values, and damage is online.

Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag

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ITAS Yearbook 2018

ITAS Yearbook 2018

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

Armin Grunwald, head of ITAS on consequences of the corona pandemic
Society and technology: consequences of the corona pandemic

Digital technologies are a great help, but cannot replace analogue communication in the long term, says head of ITAS Armin Grunwald. At the same time, it is important to make us more aware of our dependence on technologies and economic processes.

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Presentation of TAB activities in the 19th legislative period

The work of TAB was on the agenda of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment of the German Bundestag.

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Technology monitoring: Preventing extremism

What is the potential of new IT and communication technologies with regard to radicalization processes? In the BMBF project MOTRA, ITAS deals with innovation dynamics and examines their side effects and ethical aspects.

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NEW PUBLICATIONS

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Pharmaceutical residues in drinking water and water bodies

Against the background of increasing consumption of pharmaceuticals, TAB presents in its Arbeitsbericht No. 183 a concentrated overview of the state of knowledge on quantities, qualities and effects of micropollutants on humans and the environment.

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From “Dark Patterns” to “Beyond Big Data”

Five new short thematic profiles from TAB's Horizon Scanning offer condensed information on current scientific and technological trends and socio-economic developments in early stages of development.

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Topics

Data, information, knowledgeSustainbility and transformation of the energy systemMobilityparticipation and governanceLife and technonlogyVisions and ethics

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