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Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag

Organisation and institutional embedding

TAB is operated by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) under a contract with the German Bundestag. TAB is an independent scientific unit of the Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis (ITAS). TAB and ITAS cooperate in conducting research as well as in developing concepts and methods of technology assessment.

The Director of TAB is appointed by KIT in consultation with the responsible Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment. Professor Armin Grunwald, who also heads the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, is responsible for the scientific results of TAB's work and represents them vis à vis the German Parliament.

TAB is located in Berlin. Currently, eight scientists from various disciplines are working there. Since September 2013, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology operates TAB in collaboration 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 member of the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA) network and of the German-language »Netzwerk TA«.

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