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At ITAS, we contribute to exploiting the potential of technical progress while minimizing its risks. Our addressees are politics, business, and society – the actors who shape scientific and technological progress. We offer them knowledge for action and point out possible solutions to global challenges.
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Increasing diversity in Real-world labs

Science and society are shaping the future together. Real-world labs provide the space for, in which sustainability is advanced and researched. ITAS research projects advocate for more diversity among the participants of their Real-world labs.

Language and reasoning in scientific policy advice

What and how do researchers write when they provide policy advice? How do they remain scientific, neutral, and independent? A new project examines scientific policy advice from linguistic and epistemological perspectives.

New bioeconomy project explores “wood futures”

Wood has a long tradition – and is the world’s most important renewable raw material in terms of quantity. A project group of acatech with the participation of ITAS explores the role wood can play in a bio-based economy in Germany in the future.

TATuP on „Next generation sequencing“

Today, DNA sequencing is part of the standard repertoire of biological and medical research. However, the abundance and quality of the data obtained pose challenges for society and science. These are topics of the new TATuP issue.



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