Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag is an independent scientific institution created with the objective of advising the German Bundestag and its committees on matters relating to research and technology. More
Launch of working period 2013 to 2018
Today is the beginning of the new contract period of the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) introducing a number of innovations: new cooperation partners, additional analytical approaches and more versatile forms of reporting and communication.
Publikation EPTA Members present themselves - EPTA Booklet published
The EPTA network (European Parliamentary Technology Assessment) has compiled a brochure in which its members, who are performing technology assessment (TA) for the respective Parliaments in Europe, present themselves.
Publication TAB book »The pharmacologically improved human – Performance-enhancing substances as a social challenge« now available
To broaden the visibility and to strengthen the impact of TA research performed by TAB on behalf of the German Bundestag at the international level, selected studies of TAB are published in English language. The book on the TA project »Pharmacological and technical interventions to improve performance – prospects for more widespread use in medicine and everyday life« (»Enhancement«) provides a detailed and multifaceted examination of the topic.
German Parliament continues to bank on the advice of TAB
The team of TAB is very pleased that it can continue its very challenging and motivating work for the German Parliament for another contract period.
Publication TAB report on »E-Petitions« in Europe
The TAB project »Electronic petitions and modernisation of petitioning systems in Europe« – carried out on behalf of the Petitions Committee – provides an overview of the petition systems at the national parliaments of the EU member states taking into account also the state of e-petitioning. With regard to the design and use of the e-petition platform of the German Bundestag the findings are overall positive. Suggestions for further improvement are presented for discussion.
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- Operator: ITAS im KIT
- Cooperating partner:
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment gGmbH (IZT)
VDI/VDE Innovation and Technology GmbH
- Client: Deutscher Bundestag
- TAB´s steering body is the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment