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Summaries of TAB reports

The Summaries of TAB reports offer an overview of the research topic as well as its resulting policy options - back to 1997. Since TAB reports are accompanied by a TAB-Fokus summaries in English are published only for selected inquiries.

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2017-03 HP021 Reinhard Grünwald • Claudio Caviezel
Load-following capability of German nuclear power plants
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,93 MB]
2017-02 AB170 Katrin Gerlinger
New medicines for neglected diseases - Measures to improve the health situation
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,65 MB]
2015-12 AB164 Arnold Sauter • Steffen Albrecht • Davy van Doren • Harald König • Thomas Reiß • Rüdiger Trojok • assisted by Sebastian Elsbach
Synthetic biology – The next phase of biotechnology and genetic engineering
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,57 MB]
2012-12 AB155 Thomas Petermann • Maik Poetzsch
Sustainability and Parliaments: Survey and Perspectives RIO +20
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,23 MB]
2012-10 AB153 Anja Peters • Claus Doll • Fabian Kley • Patrick Plötz • Andreas Sauer • Wolfgang Schade • Axel Thielmann • Martin Wietschel • Christopf Zanker
Electric mobility concepts and their significance for the economy, society and the environment
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,65 MB]
2012-10 AB149 Bernd Beckert • Ulrich Riehm
Regulations for access to the information society
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,73 MB]
2012-09 AB152 Wolfgang Schade • Christoph Zanker • André Kühn • Steffen Kinkel • Andrea Jäger • Tim Hettersheimer • Thomas Schmall
Future of the automobile industry
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,69 MB]
2012-08 AB151 Rolf Meyer • Carmen Priefer
Organic farming and bioenergy production – conflicting goals and approaches to a solution
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,97 MB]
2012-08 AB150 Carsten Gandenberger • Simon Glöser • Frank Marscheider-Weidemann • Katrin Ostertag • Rainer Walz
Supply of raw materials for High-tech german industries – specifying and further developing germany’s raw materials strategy
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [2,48 MB]
2012-04 AB147 Reinhard Grünwald • Mario Ragwitz • Frank Sensfuß • Jenny Winkler
Renewable energy sources to secure the base load in electricity supply
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,54 MB]
2011-06 AB146 Ulrich Riehm • Knud Böhle • Ralf Lindner
Electronic Petitioning and Modernisation of Petitioning Systems in Europe
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,08 MB]
Full report:
PDF [4,71 MB]
2011-05 AB144 Thomas Petermann • Reinhard Grünwald
Status quo and perspectives of the military use of unmanned systems
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,71 MB]
2011-04 AB143 Arnold Sauter • Katrin Gerlinger
Pharmacological interventions to improve performance as a social challenge
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,48 MB]
Full report:
PDF [3,96 MB]
2011-02 AB142 Marc Dusseldorp • Arnold Sauter
Possible Contributions of Research to Solve the World Food Problem — Approaches, Strategies, Implementation
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,70 MB]
2010-11 AB141 Thomas Petermann • Harald Bradke • Arne Lüllmann • Maik Poetzsch • Ulrich Riehm
Hazards and vulnerability in modern societies – using the example of a large-scale outage in the electricity supply
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,69 MB]
Full report:
PDF [2,29 MB]
2010-10 AB140 Oliver Som • Steffen Kinkel • Eva Kirner • Daniela Buschak • Rainer Frietsch • Angela Jäger • Peter Neuhäusler • Michael Nusser • Sven Wydra
Future Potentials and Strategies of non-research-intensive Industries in Germany – Impacts on Competitiveness and Employment
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,47 MB]
2010-08 AB139 Christoph Revermann • Bärbel Hüsing
Reproductive medicine: underlying conditions, scientific-technical developments and the consequences
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,48 MB]
2010-08 AB135 Bernhard Bührlen • Peter Georgieff • Horst Christian Vollmar
Clinical research in Germany with special focus on non-commercial studies
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,18 MB]
2010-07 AB137 Sven Wydra • Clemens Blümel • Michael Nusser • Axel Thielmann • Ralf Lindner • Christoph Mayr
International competitiveness of the european economy with regard to the EU state aid policy: the case of nanoelectronics
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,19 MB]
2010-01 AB136 Rolf Meyer • Christine Rösch • Arnold Sauter
Opportunities and challenges facing new energy crops
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [0,75 MB]
2009-12 AB134 Ralf Lindner • Michael Nusser • Ann Zimmermann • Juliane Hartig • Bärbel Hüsing
Medical technology innovations - challenges for research, economic an health policy
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,42 MB]
2009-06 AB133 Axel Thielmann • Ann Zimmermann • Stephan Gauch • Michael Nusser • Juliane Hartig • Sven Wydra • Clemens Blümel • Knut Blind
Barriers to the establishment of new key technologies
Information on the project
Summary:
PDF [1,19 MB]
2009-06 AB132 Bernhard Bührlen • Horst Christian Vollmar
Biomedical innovations and clinical research
Summary:
PDF [0,68 MB]
2009-05 AB131 Michael Friedewald • Oliver Raabe • Daniel J. Koch • Peter Georgieff • Peter Neuhäusler
Ubiquitous Computing
Summary:
PDF [0,77 MB]
2009-01 AB129 Christoph Revermann • Katrin Gerlinger
Technologies in the context of disability compensation at the workplace
Summary:
PDF [0,59 MB]
2008-11 AB128 Arnold Sauter
Transgenic seeds in developing countries – experience, challenges, perspectives
Summary:
PDF [0,98 MB]
2008-09 AB127 Ulrich Riehm • Christopher Coenen • Ralf Lindner • Clemens Blümel
Public electronic petitions and civil participation
Summary:
PDF [0,74 MB]
2008-06 AB126 Bärbel Hüsing • Juliane Hartig • Bernhard Bührlen • Thomas Reiß • Sibylle Gaisser
Individualised medicine and health care system
Summary:
PDF [0,72 MB]
2008-04 AB124 Katrin Gerlinger • Thomas Petermann • Arnold Sauter
Gene doping
Summary:
PDF [0,93 MB]
Full report:
PDF [1,95 MB]
2008-02 AB123 Dagmar Oertel
Energy storage systems – current status and outlook
Summary:
PDF [0,68 MB]
2007-12 AB122 Christoph Revermann • Peter Georgieff • Simone Kimpeler
Media use and eLearning in schools
Summary:
PDF [0,81 MB]
2007-12 AB121 Rolf Meyer • Armin Grunwald • Christine Rösch • Arnold Sauter
Opportunities and challenges facing new energy crops
Summary:
PDF [0,93 MB]
2007-11 AB120 Reinhard Grünwald
CO2 capture and storage at power stations
Summary:
PDF [0,68 MB]
Full report:
PDF [3,91 MB]
2007-06 AB118 Christopher Coenen • Ulrich Riehm
Internet communication in and with developing countries
Summary:
PDF [0,70 MB]
Full report:
PDF [1,61 MB]
2007-04 AB117 Leonhard Hennen • Reinhard Grünwald • Christoph Revermann • Arnold Sauter
Brain research
Summary:
PDF [0,95 MB]
2007-03 AB116 Michael Nusser • Sven Wydra • Juliane Hartig • Sibylle Gaisser
Options for action to strengthen the international competitiveness of research-intensive and knowledge-based branches in Germany
Summary:
PDF [1,00 MB]
2007-03 AB115 Simone Kimpeler • Peter Georgieff • Christoph Revermann
eLearning for children and elderly people
Summary:
PDF [0,80 MB]
2007-03 AB114 Dagmar Oertel
Industrial conversion of biomass
Summary:
PDF [0,81 MB]
2007-01 AB113 Steffen Kinkel • Michael Friedewald • Bärbel Hüsing • Gunter Lay • Ralf Lindner
Working in future
Summary:
PDF [0,72 MB]
2006-12 AB112 Christoph Revermann • Arnold Sauter
Biobanks for human medical research and application
Summary:
PDF [0,99 MB]
2006-07 AB111 Reinhard Grünwald
Prospects for low CO2 and pollutant emissions transportation
Summary:
PDF [0,97 MB]
2006-06 AB099 Jakob Edler
Demand-oriented innovation policy
Summary:
PDF [1,14 MB]
2006-05 AB109 Joachim Hemer • Michael Schleinkofer • Maximilian Göthner
Academic spin-offs in eastern and western Germany and conditions for their success
Summary:
PDF [0,81 MB]
2006-04 AB108 Dagmar Oertel • Armin Grunwald
Potential and prospects for application of bionics
Summary:
PDF [1,10 MB]
2006-03 AB107 Christoph Revermann
eLearning in research, teaching and further education in Germany
Summary:
PDF [0,92 MB]
2005-12 AB106 Christine Rösch • Marc Dusseldorp • Rolf Meyer
Precision Agriculture
Summary:
PDF [0,84 MB]
2005-12 AB105 Peter Georgieff • Simone Kimpeler • Christoph Revermann
eLearning in the area of vocational training and further training
Summary:
PDF [0,90 MB]
2005-09 AB101 Thomas Petermann • Christoph Revermann • Constanze Scherz
Future trends in tourism
Summary:
PDF [1,68 MB]
2005-07 AB104 Arnold Sauter (with support from Bärbel Hüsing)
Green genetic engineering
Summary:
PDF [1,49 MB]
2005-06 AB103 Rolf Meyer
Alternative crop plants and methods of cultivation
Summary:
PDF [1,24 MB]
2005-05 AB100 Armin Grunwald • Gerhard Banse • Christopher Coenen • Leonhard Hennen
Internet and Democracy
Summary:
PDF [0,53 MB]
2005-04 AB098 Juliane Jörissen • Reinhard Coenen
Reduction of land use rate
Summary:
PDF [2,30 MB]
2004-11 AB097 Reinhard Grünwald • Dagmar Oertel
Lighter-than-air technology
Summary:
PDF [0,60 MB]
2004-10 AB096 Leonhard Hennen • Thomas Petermann • Constanze Scherz
Participative technology assessment processes and parliamentary policy advice
Summary:
PDF [0,73 MB]
2004-02 AB094 Leonhard Hennen • Arnold Sauter
Preimplantation diagnostics
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
2003-12 AB093 Thomas Petermann • Constanze Scherz • Arnold Sauter
Biometrics and identity documents Performance, political context, legal considerations
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
2003-07 AB092 Herbert Paschen • Christopher Coenen • Torsten Fleischer • Reinhard Grünwald • Dagmar Oertel • Christoph Revermann
Nanotechnology
Summary:
PDF [0,59 MB]
2003-05 AB089 Rolf Meyer
Potentials for improving consumer information
Summary:
PDF [0,55 MB]
2003-04 AB088 Arnold Sauter • Rolf Meyer
Potentials for the expansion of regional food supply
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
2003-04 AB087 Rolf Meyer
Potentials for increasing food quality
Summary:
PDF [0,57 MB]
2003-02 AB086 Leonhard Hennen • Thomas Petermann • Constanze Scherz
Long-term and cross-sectional policy issues in European governments and parliaments
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
2003-02 AB085 Thomas Petermann • Christopher Coenen • Reinhard Grünwald
Military use of space and possibilities for arms control in space
Summary:
PDF [0,55 MB]
2003-02 AB084 Herbert Paschen • Dagmar Oertel • Reinhard Grünwald
Possibilities for geothermal electricity generation in Germany
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
2002-11 AB083 Leonhard Hennen
Positive changes in the state of opinion – consistent attitude patterns
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
2002-11 AB082 Christoph Revermann
Health and ecological aspects of mobile telecommunications and transmitters
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
2002-08 AB081 Rolf Meyer • Arnold Sauter
Trends in food supply and demand and their consequences – basic analyses
Summary:
PDF [0,53 MB]
2002-06 AB079 Reinhard Grünwald • Dagmar Oertel • Herbert Paschen
Measures for a sustainable energy supply in the field of mobility
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
2002-06 AB078 Ulrich Riehm • Thomas Petermann • Carsten Orwat • Christopher Coenen • Christoph Revermann • Constanze Scherz • Bernd Wingert
E-Commerce
Summary:
PDF [0,58 MB]
2002-03 AB077 Christoph Revermann • Thomas Petermann
Tourism in large nature reserves – Interactions and possibilities for cooperation between nature conservation and regional tourism
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
2002-03 AB075 Armin Grunwald • Reinhard Grünwald • Dagmar Oertel • Herbert Paschen
Thermonuclear fusion
Summary:
PDF [0,55 MB]
2002-02 AB076 Thomas Petermann • Arnold Sauter
Biometric identification systems
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
2001-11 AB074 Herbert Paschen • Gerhard Banse • Christopher Coenen • Bernd Wingert
New media and culture
Summary:
PDF [0,57 MB]
2001-11 AB073 Rolf Meyer • Jan Börner
Bioenergy sources and developing countries
Summary:
PDF [0,58 MB]
2001-05 AB071 Leonhard Hennen
Consequences of environmental protection and resource conservation for education, qualification and employment
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
2000-12 AB069 Herbert Paschen • Dagmar Oertel • Reinhard Grünwald • Torsten Fleischer
Elements of a Strategy for a Sustainable Energy Supply
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
2000-12 AB067 Dagmar Oertel • Torsten Fleischer
Fuel cell technology
Summary:
PDF [0,57 MB]
2000-11 AB068 Arnold Sauter • Rolf Meyer
Risk assessment and post-marketing monitoring of transgenic plants
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
2000-04 AB066 Leonhard Hennen • Thomas Petermann • Arnold Sauter
Genetic diagnostic - status and prospects
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
2000-03 AB065 Christoph Revermann • Leonhard Hennen
Cloning animals
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
1999-12 AB064 Thomas Petermann • Arnold Sauter
Xenotransplantation
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
1999-09 AB063 Rolf Meyer • Arnold Sauter
Environment and health
Summary:
PDF [0,58 MB]
1999-07 AB062 Torsten Fleischer • Dagmar Oertel
New materials for energy conservation and energy transformation
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
1999-07 AB061 Christine Rösch
Use of renewable primary products in housing construction
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
1999-03 AB059 Thomas Petermann • Christine Wennrich
Development and consequences of tourism
Summary:
PDF [0,57 MB]
1998-10 AB056 Günter Halbritter • Rainer Bräutigam • Torsten Fleischer u.a.
Options to relieve the transport network and to shift road traffic to environmentally sounder means of traffic
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
1998-06 AB058 Leonhard Hennen • Bettina-Johanna Krings
Research and technology policy for a sustainable development
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
1998-04 AB055 Rolf Meyer • Christoph Revermann • Arnold Sauter
Genetic engineering, breeding and biodiversity
Summary:
PDF [0,55 MB]
1997-12 AB054 Leonhard Hennen
Technology acceptance and controversies over technology - Ambivalence and contradictions: Germans attitude towards technology
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
1997-11 AB053 Christine Rösch
Pflanzliche Öle und andere Kraftstoffe
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
1997-10 AB052 Thomas Petermann
Tourism - trends and impacts
Summary:
PDF [0,56 MB]
1997-09 AB051 Dagmar Oertel
State of development of fuel cell technology
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]
1997-06 AB050 Christine Katz • Leonhard Hennen • Bettina-Johanna Krings
Research and technology policy for a sustainable development
Summary:
PDF [0,54 MB]

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