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 has cooperated with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), the Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assesment (IZT) as well as with the VDI/VDE Innovation and Technology GmbH.
TAB is both a member of the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA) Network and the German language network NTA (»Netzwerk TA«) (NTA)