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Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald

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Constanze Scherz

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TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice

The issue 3/2019 Energy futures. Knowing, advising, and shaping 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

Portrait of Carl Mitcham (Source: Wikimedia)
Guest Professor from the US

At the beginning of the new year ITAS welcomes philosopher Carl Mitcham in Karlsruhe. The Professor Emeritus is internationally renowned for his work in the field of philosophy of technology. He will give a public talk on 13 January 2020.

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PRISMA - Piloting Responsible Research Innovation in Industry: A roadmap for transformative technologies
RRI project PRISMA: conclusion and outlook

How can research and innovation projects in industry be designed economically, sustainably, and responsibly at the same time? The European PRISMA project with the participation of ITAS has developed practical guidelines.

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Crowdwork Projekt
European project on crowd work

ITAS researchers study the effects of new forms of digital work. In a European research project, they analyze the organization of crowd work and how to improve the working conditions of crowd workers.

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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

Sustainbility and transformation of the energy system Data, information, knowledge Mobility
participation and governance Life and technonlogy Visions and ethics

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