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
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.
Event Successful conclusion to the German EPTA presidency 2011
TAB and the German Bundestag’s Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment jointly hosted this year’s meeting of the EPTA Council and organised an international conference attended by high-level delegates on 19/20 October which was chaired by Ms. Ulla Burchardt, the chairwoman of the committee, and Prof. Armin Grunwald, TAB’s Director, to mark Germany’s presidency of the EPTA. EPTA – the European network of 18 organisations advising parliaments on technology assessment – is now attracting attention from far beyond the borders of Europe, as evidenced by the participation of guests from the US, Australia and China.
Publication World Food
The TAB report »Possible Contributions of Research to Solve the World Food Problem — Approaches, Strategies, Implementation« analyses influencing factors of the world food situation as potential starting points for research. On this basis, proposals for possible research priorities and options for action for research policy have been developed.
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- Operator: ITAS im KIT
- Cooperating partner: Fraunhofer ISI
- Client: Deutscher Bundestag
- TAB´s steering body is the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment