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Welcome to the web·site of the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament.

Our name in German is "Büro für Technik·folgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundes·tag".

The abbreviation is T A B.


What do we do?

We inform about new technologies and new inventions.

For example about

  • self-driving cars.

    These are cars without a driver.
  • robots that help people with care.
  • new medicines.
  • computer programs for blind people.

We consider: What are the consequences of a new technology?

We ask people who have already tried out a new technology.

For example, a robot for nursing:

  • What is good about a care robot?

  • What is bad?

  • Did the care robot help?

  • Or has the care robot done harm?

We call this: technology assessment.


Who do we inform?

We inform the Members of the German Bundestag.

The Members of Parliament

  • talk about new laws.
  • pass new laws that apply to the whole of Germany.
  • vote on what the government wants to spend money on.

Therefore it's important for the Members of Parliament:

  • They must be well informed about new technology.
  • They must know what consequences a new technology can have for people.

All people should be informed about new technology.

That is why we also put the information on our web·site.

What can you find on our web·site?

On our web·site you find information about new technologies
and about new inventions, which we

  • have already investigated.

  • are currently investigating.

Examples of our work

Tell us what you think

  • Is our website good?
  • What is bad about our website?
  • Is important information missing?

Send us an email: buero∂tab-beim-bundestag.de.

Or use our feedback·form.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Accessibiltiy is:

All people should be able to use this web·site.
There should be no obstacles.
That is what the law says.

For example:
Blind people cannot see a web·page.
Accessible means: the page is read aloud.

This declaration of accessibility is dated February 1, 2022.
We want further improve the web· site.
So that the page becomes completely accessible.
This will then be reviewed. The last assessment was on December 8, 2021.

Content that is not accessible
Some content is not yet accessible .
These are:

  • some pdf documents.
    Which can also be downloaded.
  • linked videos without sub·titles.

We still want to do
All pdf-documents should be made accessible.

All videos get subtitles.

Feedback and contact

Maybe this web·site is not yet fully accessible.
Maybe something is still missing.
For example

  • pictures.
  • explanations of abbreviations.

Write us then an e-mail:
The e-mail address is:


Or you can use our feedback form.

Get help here

You have asked a question.
And you are not satisfied with the answer.
Maybe there is even a dispute.

Then you can write to the conciliation office.
Or call.
The conciliation office helps.
So that the dispute stops.
And everyone can be satisfied.

This does not cost any money.
You don't need a lawyer either.

More information can be found on the web·site
of the conciliation office:


Schlichtungsstelle nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz (BGG)
Mauerstraße 53
D-10117 Berlin
E-mail: info∂schlichtungsstelle-bgg.de


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