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


The manifold and balanced topic portfolio of our research projects is the result of a consensus-oriented search and understanding of all parliamentary groups of the Bundestag. It takes up current scientific and technological developments and focuses on their social and political relevance. The direct client of our research topics is the Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment.

Title Thematic area
Energy saving effects in the building sector Energy, resources, environment
Opportunities and risks of the digitisation of critical municipal infrastructures using water and waste management as examples Technology, society, innovation
World without cash – changes in conventional banking and payment systems Information technologies
Awareness and use of petitions to the German Bundestag Technology, society, innovation
Status quo and perspectives of telemedicine Biomedical technologies
Innovative technologies, processes and products in the construction industry Technology, society, innovation
Opportunities of digital administration Technology, society, innovation
Energy consumption of ICT infrastructure Energy, resources, environment
Discrimination as possible consequence of algorithmic decision-making systems and machine learning Technology, society, innovation
Algorithms in digital media and their influence on opinion formation Information technologies
Possible health impacts due to different frequency ranges of electromagnetic fields (HF-EMF)
Energy, resources, environment
Potentials of mobile Internet and digital technologies for a better participation of persons with disabilities in society
Technology, society, innovation
Digitisation of agriculture Food, agriculture, genetically modified crops
Data-Mining – social and legal challenges Information technologies
Challenges for plant breeding
Impact of the structural change in plant breeding on genetic diversity, diversity of varieties and performance of domestic agriculture
Food, agriculture, genetically modified crops