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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"QuartrBack" aims at supporting people with dementia to lead a life as self-determined as possible. Since 23 October 2015, the joint project has been supported by an advisory board made up of experts as well as affected persons.more
The TAB background paper no. 20 presents practical options for action.more