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
The FP7 project "Transforming European Transport through an Active Actors Forum" started with the kick-off meeting from February 20 to 22, 2013 in Cologne. Coordinated by Rupprecht Consult (Cologne), eleven partners from across nine European countries contribute to this project that aims at helping to implement four key goals of the European Transport White Paper.more
ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS
|15.-21.09.2013||Klausurwoche Epigenetik - Ethische, rechtliche und soziale Aspekte
|09.-11.10.2013||Energy Systems in Transition: Inter- and Transdisciplinary Contributions