Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)
Martina Baumann

Martina Baumann, M.Sc. M.A.

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Current positions

Fields of work

  • Applied ethics
  • Health technology assessment
  • Neuro- and medical technologies, synthetic biology

Professional background

2008 - 2014 Bachelor and Master studies of Molecular Biotechnology at the TU Munich
2014 - 2017 Master studies of Philosophy of Science and Technology, thesis title “Science Communication and stimulation of controversial discussions on technology through art using the example of bioart”
2016 Student assistant at acatech (Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften)
since 2017 Member of scientific staff at ITAS

Selected publications

Baumann, M. F.; Brändle, C.; Coenen, C.; Zimmer-Merkle, S. (2019)
Taking responsibility: A responsible research and innovation (RRI) perspective on insurance issues of semi-autonomous driving. 2019. Transportation research / A, 124, 557–572. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2018.05.004

Baumann, M. (2016)
CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing – new and old ethical issues arising from a revolutionary technology. NanoEthics 10(2): 139-159. 10.1007/s11569-016-0259-0


König, H.; Heyen, N. B.; Baumann, M.; Schmoch, U.; Bachlechner, D.; Heil, R.; Hüsing, B.
Künstliche Intelligenz in der genomischen Medizin – Potenziale und Handlungsbedarf.
2021. Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Journal Articles
Hahn, J.; Schneider, C.; Baumann, M. F.; Coenen, C.; Gazsó, A.; Sinozic, T.; Sotoudeh, M.; Weinberger, N.; Woll, S.
Technology assessment for a changing world.
2020. Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, 29 (3), 74–75. doi:10.14512/tatup.29.3.74Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Journal Articles
Baumann, M. F.; Brändle, C.; Zimmer-Merkle, S.
Dis/orientations on driverless driving and autonomous vehicles?.
2019. Applied Mobilities, 4 (2), 251–255. doi:10.1080/23800127.2019.1623566
Bellet, T.; Cunneen, M.; Mullins, M.; Murphy, F.; Pütz, F.; Spickermann, F.; Braendle, C.; Baumann, M. F.
From semi to fully autonomous vehicles: New emerging risks and ethico-legal challenges for human-machine interactions.
2019. Transportation research / F, 63, 153–164. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2019.04.004Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Baumann, M.; Maia, M. J. F.
Improving access to arm and leg prosthesis in Germany - Perspectives from HTA and RRI.
2019. 4. Internationale TA-Konferenz (2019), Bratislava, Slovakia, November 4–6, 2019
Ferrari, A.; Baumann, M.; Coenen, C.; Frank, D.; Hennen, L.; Moniz, A. B.; Torgersen, H.; Torgersen, J.; Bogedem, L. van; Duijne, F. van; Geesink, I.; Meulen, B. van der; Mordini, E.; Riisgaard, K.; Nielsen, R. O.
Additive bio-manufacturing: 3D printing for medical recovery and human enhancement.
2018. European Union. doi:10.2861/923327
Baumann, M.; Frank, D.
Ethical and societal issues of anticipatory machine learning applications.
2018. 10th Annual S.NET Meeting (2018), Maastricht, Netherlands, June 25–27, 2018
Coenen, C.; Baumann, M.; Frank, D.
User and societal acceptance of prostheses.
2018. 52nd Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT within VDE) (BMT 2018), Aachen, Germany, September 26–28, 2018
Baumann, M.
Partizipative RRI-Ansätze am Beispiel von PAYD-Algorithmen in der Versicherungsbranche.
2017. Workshop ’ Elektronische Person, Governance-by-Design &Co - Potenziale und Grenzen innovativer Ansätze zur Kontrolle von Algorithmen und Robotern’, Wien, 2.Oktober 2017