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
Self-developed systems promise a better quality of life for type 1 diabetics. In a pilot project of the Helmholtz Association, researchers support those affected in evaluating their technology themselves.more
In spring 2019, Paula Bögel was elected as a fellow by the KIT “Young Investigator Group Preparation Program”. The business psychologist can now set up a junior research group in ITAS to explore questions on socio-technical transition processes.more