Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Germany
The Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is integrated into the research programme of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. With about 100 employees KIT-ITAS, carries out self-defined research work integrated within the programmes of the Helmholtz Association, as well as third party funded and contract research. Important external clients area are the European Commission and federal and state ministries and authorities. KIT-ITAS has been operating the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament since 1990. KIT-ITAS also is leading a network of European parliamentary institutions advising the European Parliament via its Scientific Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA).