Welcome to 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.
Since 1990 TAB has been operated by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), based on a contract with the German Bundestag. TAB´s steering body is the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment.
Since September 2013 KIT cooperates with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ, the IZT - Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment gGmbH as well as with the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH.
TAB is a member of the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA) Network and the German-Language network NTA (»Netzwerk TA«) (NTA)