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


TAB offers a range of different publications. Below you can find an overview.


The »TAB-Brief« contains information on the ongoing research agenda of TAB. It presents preliminary and final results of current research. Furthermore, a regular thematic focus (»Themenschwerpunkt«) deals with central issues in scientific-technological developments or general aspects of technology assessment and related research topics. The bi-annual »TAB-Brief« can be subscribed to free of charge. Please visit the »TAB-Brief« page to order TAB-Briefs or to register for our distribution list. Additionally, we offer updates on the publication of new TAB-Briefs by E-Mail and RSS Feed or both.


The »TAB-Fokus« is a new publication format which started in early 2014. It summarises in compact and concise form the most important results of TA-projects. The TAB-Fokus will be issued concurrently with all final reports of TA projects and on a case by case basis e.g. on the occasion of public events or other special occurrences.

Reports/Background papers/Discussion papers

The results of TAB research are published and available free of charge as TAB reports, Background and Discussion papers. The circulation is limited. You can order by E-Mail () or fax as far as the reports are available. We will put you on our distribution list and will inform you as soon as the report is published. Those reports which aren't published as books are made available as PDFs.


Since 1996 selected TAB reports have appeared in the book series »Studien des Büros für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag«, edition sigma, Berlin. These books can be purchased in book stores or ordered from edition sigma.