Research Areas

Projects

Performativity in Software Design: Material-discursive Performativity in Software Design: A Sociopolitical Approach (10/2013 - 09/2017)
Technoepistemic: (Techno)epistemic cultures in 21st century life sciences (10/2014 - 09/2017)
NATUS: Navigating Transitions in Urban contexts towards Sustainability (08/2014 - 07/2017)
CASI: Public Participation in developing a Common Framework of Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation (10/2014 - 06/2017)
NERRI: NERRI — Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation (03/2013 - 02/2017)
NanoTrust I & II & III: Integrative Analysis of the State of Knowledge Regarding Health and Environmental Risks of Nanotechnology (10/2007 - 09/2016)
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F&TA: (10/2014 - 09/2015)
CIVISTI-AAL: (02/2013 - 07/2015)
MuT: (07/2014 - 06/2015)
Glocal Search: Glocal Search. Search technology at the intersection of global capitalism and local socio-political cultures (03/2012 - 05/2015)
PACITA: Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment (04/2011 - 03/2015)
NANOMIA: (04/2014 - 03/2015)
SurPRISE – Surveillance, Privacy and Security: SurPRISE – Surveillance, Privacy and Security: A large scale participatory assessment of criteria and factors determining acceptability and acceptance of security technologies in Europe (02/2012 - 01/2015)
IRISS: Increasing resilience in surveillance societies (02/2012 - 01/2015)
Value Ageing: Incorporating European Fundamental Values into ICT for Ageing: A Vital Political, Ethical, Technological, and Industrial Challenge (10/2010 - 09/2014)
Build to satisfy: Modelling of user behaviour in low- and plus-energy buildings: the impact on building performance and user satisfaction (02/2012 - 03/2014)
AK6: (02/2013 - 03/2014)
Cloud Computing (STOA-ETAG): Potential and Impacts of Cloud Computing Services and Social Network Websites (04/2012 - 12/2013)
e2democracy: Comparative Assessment of eParticipation in the Context of Sustainable Development (e2democracy) (08/2009 - 03/2014)
DESSI: Decision Support on Security Investment (01/2011 - 06/2013)
HVAC: Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems – controlling (indoor) climate and implications for Climate Change (02/2011 - 05/2013)
STEPE: Sensitive Technologies and European Public Ethics (06/2008 - 12/2012)
€CO2: €CO2-Management: The relevance and importance of smart electricity meters for climate change policy (03/2010 - 10/2012)
Reflexive Systems Biology: Towards an Appreciation of Biological, Scientific and Ethical Complexity (07/2009 - 09/2012)
ethics & health: Ethics and Health – Lessons beyond Normalizing Recognition (10/2010 - 09/2012)
RIO+20: Young generation take stock (06/2012 - 12/2012)
Sustainable Urban Regions: Sustainable Urban Regions: Local activities for resource protection in the context of international developments (11/2011 - 06/2012)
Smart New World: Smart New World? - User acceptance as a Key Factor for an Effective and Acceptable Integration of Smart Meters (03/2010 - 05/2012)
Smart response: Demand Response for Austrian Smart Grids (07/2010 - 04/2012)
AK5: Ongoing Questions regarding the Use of Geodata on Mobile Devices (01/2012 - 07/2012)
SEIA: Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment (01/1996 - 02/2012)
Making Perfect Life: Making Perfect Life (STOA) (01/2010 - 11/2012)
Privacy reloaded: Privacy reloaded – new requirements and approaches (01/2009 - 12/2011)
THCL: Towards a holistic conception of life? Epistemic presumptions and socio-cultural implications of systems biology (01/2010 - 12/2011)
acatech: Biotechnology Communication (09/2011 - 11/2011)
eDem EU: E-Democracy (STOA): Technical possibilities of the use of electronic voting and other Internet tools in European elections (STOA) (01/2010 - 09/2011)
Worker safety: NANO – Hot Topics: Nanomaterials at the workplace and aspects of occupational safety – Identification of regulation relevant problems regarding the use and handling of nanosubstances on certain workplaces (06/2011 - 09/2011)
STOA-NanoSafety: NanoSafety (STOA): Environmental, Health and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials (STOA-NanoSafety) (03/2010 - 06/2011)
TA'11: Participation in Questions of Technology. Legitimate Hopes or Mere Illusion? (11/2010 - 06/2011)
E-Trans 2050: Sustainable energy of tomorrow: socio-technical visions and transformation paths for the Austrian energy system (10/2008 - 11/2010)
Interactive Science: Internal Science Communication Via Digital Media; Sub-project: Collaborative Knowledge Management and Democratisation of Science (06/2008 - 05/2011)
CIVISTI: Citizen Visions on Science, Technology and Innovation (09/2008 - 02/2011)
CT Study: Pilot study: Converging Technologies (04/2010 - 01/2011)
AK4: Open issues regarding video surveillance (06/2010 - 01/2011)
TA´10: The Ethicisation of Technology and its Significance for Technology Assessment TA'10 (11/2009 - 06/2010)
WWViews: World Wide Views on Global Warming. A global citizen consultation on climate policy (WWViews) (04/2008 - 12/2010)
Technical education I: Technical education for sustainability, An analysis of needs in the 21st century (07/2008 - 02/2010)
COSY: Communicating Synthetic Biology (01/2008 - 03/2010)
Policy Advice and Biomedicine: Sociology of bioethical expertise. Bioethics Councils and citizens’ participation: New forms of policy advice on ethical issues in Austria and Europe (01/2007 - 12/2009)
DEMO_net: DEMO_net: The Democracy Network (04/2006 - 05/2009)
TA´09: When TA? Technology Assessment in the Age of Technosciences TA'09 (12/2008 - 06/2009)
KB-Law: KB-Law: Knowledge Base Copyright Law (03/2007 - 07/2009)
Privacy 2.0 – AK3: New challenges for data protection in Austria (12/2008 - 02/2009)
eID: Systemic Change of the Identification of Citizens by Government – Electronic Identity Management as a Complex Technical Innovation and its Organisational, Legal and Cultural Matching in Selected European Countries. (12/2007 - 06/2009)
SYNBIOSAFE: Safety and Ethical Aspects of Synthetic Biology (01/2007 - 12/2008)
EuroPriSe: European Privacy Seal (06/2007 - 02/2009)
PTA2: Mini-Study on literature and institutions relevant to elder care and Ambient Assisted Living in Austria (07/2008 - 09/2008)
TA´08/NTA3: Technology Governance - The Contribution of Technology Assessment TA'08/NTA3 (12/2007 - 06/2008)
PRISE: Privacy enhancing shaping of security research and technology – A participatory approach to develop acceptable and accepted principles for European security industries and policies (02/2006 - 06/2008)
Technical education (book): Technical education in the 21st century (06/2006 - 06/2008)
Living Reviews: Living Reviews in European Governance (07/2004 - 06/2008)
Open Innovation: Instruments and Strategies for the involvement of users and other relevant social groups in the design process: the example of fuel cell technology in end-user markets and wood-plastic composites (03/2007 - 04/2008)
PTA-Ageing: Approaches for Technology and autonomous living (12/2007 - 04/2008)
FSA-Energy: Future Search & Assessment: Energy and End Users (07/2007 - 03/2008)
EPTA GenTech: Genetically modified plants and foods (11/2006 - 04/2009)
Regulatory Choice: Comparative analysis of international co- and self-regulation in communications markets (07/2007 - 10/2007)
TA´07: Technology Assessment between Inter- and Transdisciplinarity TA'07 (12/2006 - 06/2007)
BIOETHICS: Policy advise in the area of bioethics (09/2005 - 02/2007)
Privacy-Fundamentals: Fundamentals of Privacy (05/2001 - 12/2006)
EPTA Energy: Energy Transition in Austria (06/2006 - 12/2006)
POCO: The Post-Genomic Era: How does increasing complexity change the debate on genetics? (03/2004 - 12/2006)
Biomimetics: Biomimetics potentials in Austria (06/2006 - 08/2006)
Creative Access: Creative Access: Digital archives between open knowledge society and commodification in Vienna (09/2004 - 08/2006)
TA'06: Measured, encoded, decoded? Potentials and risks of the increasing availability of data TA'06 (12/2005 - 06/2006)
Techpol 2.0: Techpol 2.0: Awareness - Participation - Legitimacy (09/2005 - 09/2006)
PT-Pro: PT-Pro: Performance Targets in Production Processes (05/2005 - 03/2006)
NANO: European research on the societal and risk aspects of nanotechnology - a status report (01/2006 - 05/2006)
HTA-Newsletter: Newsletter for people interested in HTA and EBM (07/2001 - 04/2006)
Polymorphisms: Polymorphisms: Gene Diagnostics for Disease Probabilities - Scientific Guidance of the Development of Guidelines (11/2004 - 03/2006)
Statins: Statin treatment: A comparison between predicted and actual effects on inpatient care in Austria (09/2005 - 03/2006)
Hep C modeling: Chronic Hepatitis C in Austria: Decision Analytic Modelling (08/2005 - 03/2006)
Expert Panel for Environmental Technologies: Expert Panel for Environmental Technologies (10/2004 - 03/2006)
POPA-CTDA: POPA - Policy pathways to promote the development and adoption of cleaner technologies (01/2004 - 03/2006)
EPTA-Privacy: EPTA-Privacy: ICT and privacy in Europe (03/2004 - 03/2006)
Clean Technologies Database: Development of a web-based data base for research work on clean technologies (09/2004 - 02/2006)
European Public Sphere: Changing Media and the Formation of a European Public Sphere (01/2004 - 01/2006)
Sustainability links: Link collection on sustainability (05/2003 - 12/2005)
Privacy-Links: Link collection on privacy (09/2001 - 12/2005)
Public Relations: Public Relations in Technology Assessment (10/1999 - 12/2005)
TA in Austria: Technology Assessment in Austria (11/2004 - 12/2005)
eCommerce: eCommerce: Impacts of eCommerce Revisited (10/2004 - 05/2005)
E-Government in Austria : E-Government in Austria: implementation progress, service take-up and impacts (06/2004 - 07/2005)
Pfeil05: Pfeil05: Concept for an Internet portal of spatial research in Austria (11/2004 - 07/2005)
TA'05: TA and Politics: Two decades of Technology Assessment TA'05 (12/2004 - 06/2005)
Experts what for?: Experts what for? Ambivalences in the relation between science and politics (05/2003 - 06/2005)
Air emissions: Assessment of air emission impacts of emerging technologies (01/2004 - 12/2004)
Electronic Democracy: Electronic Democracy: Europeans have a Say - Online debates and consultations in the EU (07/2003 - 05/2005)
Electronic Money: Electronic Money: Institutional Change in the Payments System through Electronic Money and Innovations in Interbank Payments Systems: Implications for Monetary Policy in the Euro-zone, the UK and the USA (07/2003 - 02/2005)
Hepatitis C: Chronic hepatitis C – Implications for therapy and the assignment of economic resources in Austria (01/2004 - 12/2004)
PEG: Precautionary expertise for GM crops (03/2002 - 12/2004)
PETs: Privacy protection through technology (03/2002 - 12/2004)
Consensus Conference: Participatory policy advice – the example of the Austrian Citizens’ Conference 2003 (case study) (10/2003 - 08/2004)
TA'04: Fourth Austrian TA conference TA'04 (10/2003 - 06/2004)
Asthma: ESTO project on Asthma in childhood (02/2004 - 04/2004)
EKB-SEIS: Mapping the European knowledge base of socio-economic impact studies of information society technologies (06/2003 - 02/2004)
LSES: Life Science in European Society (02/2000 - 01/2004)
Backoffice: Reorganisation of government back offices for better electronic public services (03/2003 - 12/2003)
science.orf.at: ITA contributes to the online science channel of the Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation ORF (01/2001 - 12/2003)
Sigmoidoscopy: Flexible sigmoidoscopy: Implementation chances and limits of colon-screening in Austria: flexible sigmoidoscopy vs. colonoscopy (09/2003 - 12/2003)
CTD: ESTO study "Industrial Clean Technologies Diffusion" (11/2002 - 12/2003)
Contrast agents: Non-ionic, low osmolar contrast agents – Analysis of clinical relevance of the different non-ionic contrast agents (07/2003 - 11/2003)
TA'03: Third Austrian TA conference TA'03 (09/2002 - 06/2003)
Green Biorefinery: Technology Assessment of the Green Biorefinery (10/2001 - 06/2003)
COST A14: Governance and Democracy in the Information Age (03/1998 - 06/2003)
Planning ICU beds: Evidence Based Planning of ICU/CCU-Beds (01/2002 - 12/2002)
Privacy Conference: Privacy – A fundamental right with expiry date? International Conference (02/2002 - 11/2002)
Biopolymers: Methodological Requirements for the Evaluation of Innovative, Complex Technologies. The Example of Biodegradable Polymers (08/2001 - 08/2002)
Cyberscience: Cyberscience: The future of research in the age of information and communication technologies (10/1998 - 12/2002)
Data Prevention: Data prevention in practice – Individual and societal responsibility (02/2002 - 06/2002)
TA'02: Second Austrian TA conference TA'02 (12/2001 - 06/2002)
ScienceWeek 2002: Participation of ITA at ScienceWeek@Austria 2002 "Sustainability – What's that?" (01/2002 - 06/2002)
PRISMA: Providing Innovative Service Models and Assessments (09/2000 - 04/2002)
Genetic Testing: Predictive Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Colorectal Cancer (10/2001 - 03/2002)
Acute Coronary Syndrome: Effectiveness of Glycoprotein IIb/ IIIa Receptor Antagonists for Acute Coronary Syndrome (10/2001 - 03/2002)
PSI Symposium: Symposium: "Access to and Ownership of Public Sector Information" (01/2001 - 12/2001)
Cytomegalo virus infection: The use of immuneglobulins in prevention/therapy of Cytomegalovirusinfection in transplantation medicine (01/2001 - 09/2001)
TA'01: Conference "Technology Assessment in Austria" TA'01 (10/2000 - 06/2001)
Aspergillosis: Early recognition of aspergillosis (11/2000 - 06/2001)
Precautionary Principle: The scientific basis of applying the Precautionary Principle in biotechnology-related potential trade conflicts (11/2000 - 05/2001)
ScienceWeek 2001: Participation of ITA at ScienceWeek@Austria 2001 "WWW – Who Knows What?" (01/2001 - 05/2001)
ECHTA: Co-ordination of HTA activities in Europe (07/1999 - 04/2001)
Ubiquitous Computing: Ubiquitous Computing: Mapping Technology Timelines, European Capability Strengths/Weaknesses, and Requirements (09/2000 - 03/2001)
Access network: Access network competition (10/1999 - 12/2000)
EUDEB: European Debates on Biotechnology: Dimensions of Public Concern (01/1999 - 12/2000)
Biotechnology & Democracy: Democracy and biotechnology – The Austrian biotech conflict in an international perspective (01/1999 - 12/2000)
Privacy: Endangered Privacy in Austria (09/2000 - 10/2000)
Research-Aid HTA: Health Technology Assessment and Evidence-Based Medicine in the WWW (04/2000 - 09/2000)
EUROpTA: Participatory Methods in Technology Assessment and Technology Policy (EUROpTA) (01/1997 - 09/2000)
ASTEC: HTA methods of evaluation in Europe (01/1999 - 08/2000)
CRP-Testing: (Semi-quantitative) CRP-Testing at Physicians´ in Private Practice to reduce Antibiotica-prescriptions? (01/2000 - 07/2000)
Erythropoietin: Erythropoietin in Tumour-Anaemia (01/2000 - 07/2000)
Preventive technologies: Analysis of the feasibility and economic potential of technologies which consider prevention of environmental problems (11/1999 - 06/2000)
OECD-G8: Austrian contribution to a part of the OECD report to the G8 on ,Biotechnology and other Aspects of Food Safety' (12/1999 - 05/2000)
Radio1476: The ITA on air (Radio1476) (01/1997 - 03/2000)
e-government I: Electronic information services in the public administration (E-Government I) (01/1999 - 12/1999)
One Stop: E-Government II: One-stop government in Austria (01/1999 - 12/1999)
Delphi-Environment: Cleaner Production and Sustainable Development in the Technology-Delphi Austria (06/1996 - 12/1999)
Eco-Efficiency: Requirements for Improving Eco-Efficiency in the Chemical Sector (04/1999 - 06/1999)
Public: The Public and technology policy - The information society - a concept of the citizens in the making (01/1995 - 01/1999)
Eurobarometer: Biotechnology and the Public. An International Study of Policy, Media Coverage and Public Attitudes from 1973 to 1996 (01/1996 - 12/1998)
INFORM: Socially integrative design of the information society (INFORM) (01/1997 - 12/1998)
SRTC: Safety Regulation of Transgenic Crops: Completing the Internal Market? (01/1997 - 12/1998)
HTA in Europe: Health Technology Assessment in Europe (01/1997 - 12/1998)
Alzheimer: Transnational Study on the socio-economic impact of Alzheimer´s disease in the European Union (01/1997 - 12/1998)
EPRI-Watch: European Parliament Research Initiative (EPRI-WATCH) (01/1995 - 12/1998)
Biolaw: Bioethics and biolaw in Austria (01/1996 - 12/1998)
Housing & New Media: The implementation of new media in the housing sector (05/1998 - 10/1998)
Shock Wave Therapy: Extracorporal Shock Wave Therapy in Orthopaedics (01/1998 - 10/1998)
Delphi Austria: Technology Delphi Austria (06/1996 - 03/1998)
Difusion: The Diffusion of Cleaner Production in Austria (01/1996 - 12/1997)
Biotech policy: Biotechnology, the Public and Social Sustainability. Possible paths to follow for Austrian biotechnology policy (01/1997 - 12/1997)
Comparative TA: Basics for Establishing an Information System for a Comparative Technology Assessment (01/1996 - 12/1997)
PACS: The digital hospital/PACS – an impact assessment (01/1996 - 12/1997)
Ageing II: Technology & ageing II: Part A: European initiatives for the elederly; Part B: TA of neighbourhood-initiatives; Part C: use of internet-services by the elderly (01/1996 - 12/1997)
Authoring: Comparison of procedures for the release of genetically modified organisms in Europe (01/1996 - 12/1996)
Cleaner Technologies: Cleaner Technologies in the 4th Framework Programme of the EU – An Analysis of Submitted Project Proposals (01/1995 - 12/1996)
Risk Assessment: Ecological Impacts of Traditional Crop Plants - A Basis for the Assessment of Transgenic Plants? (01/1994 - 12/1996)
Regional Strategies: Regional Strategies of Environmental Technology Policy (01/1996 - 12/1996)
TELSOZ: Telematics for social services (01/1996 - 12/1996)
Environmental protection Activities: Accompanying research on sector-oriented environmental protection activities in Austria (01/1992 - 12/1995)
Leather: Systematisation of the cleaner production concept as illustrated by leather production (01/1994 - 12/1995)
Consumers in the net: Consumers in the net (01/1995 - 12/1995)
CLEAN: Potential Environmental Benefits of Advanced Communications (01/1994 - 12/1995)
OFFNET: European Networked Neighbourhood Offices (OFFNET) (01/1994 - 12/1995)
Czech Telecom: Options for the development of the telecommunications infrastructure of the Czech Republic (01/1995 - 12/1995)
Gene Analysis: Effects of gene analysis on individuals and society (01/1995 - 12/1995)
Social Sustainability: Determination of the social sustainability of genetically modified products (01/1995 - 12/1995)
ANAGO: Analysis of On-Going Rural Development Projects Involving Telematic Systems Use (01/1992 - 12/1995)
AD-EMPLOY: Employment Trends Related to the Use of Advanced Communications (01/1994 - 12/1995)
Consumer Indebtedness: Consumer indebtedness by credit cards in Europe. Questionnaire for Austria (09/1995 - 11/1995)
OECD: Policy conclusions from the OECD Programme on Technology and the Environment for Austria (01/1994 - 12/1994)
Fusion research: Scientific/technical impact analysis of the subsidising of fusion research in Austria (01/1994 - 12/1994)
Aerogels: Technological assessment of aerogels – possible applications and consequences of the use of aerogels as new insulating materials (01/1994 - 12/1994)
Release: Guidelines for assessing the release of genetically modified organisms (01/1993 - 12/1993)
Regenerable Raw Materials: Technology assessment of regenerable raw materials (01/1993 - 12/1993)
Ageing I: Technology & ageing I: TA of safety-alarm systems and counseling for housing adaptation with technical aids) (01/1991 - 12/1993)
Parliamentary TA: Parliamentary technology assessment in Europe (01/1993 - 12/1993)
E-mobil: Technology assessment of electrical vehicles (01/1992 - 12/1992)
Training: Training requirements for the assessment of medical technologies (01/1992 - 12/1992)
Consumer Cards: Consumer cards – new technologies – new problems? (01/1990 - 03/1992)
TA in Austria: Technology assessment in Austria (01/1991 - 12/1991)
Oil filter: Technology assessment of bypass oil filters (01/1991 - 12/1991)
Broadband Communication: Technology assessment of broadband communication (01/1991 - 12/1991)
Medcard: Possible consequences of the introduction of a patient's card in Austria (MEDCARD) (01/1991 - 12/1991)
Legistic Consequences: Legistic Consequences of New Telecommunication Technologies (01/1989 - 12/1990)
Teleports: Stock-taking of teleport initiatives (06/1989 - 12/1989)
LAN: Local area networks (04/1988 - 10/1989)
TA and EIA: Technology Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment (09/1987 - 05/1988)

 

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