A new ITA manuscript asks: What is the state of technology assessment (TA) in Central and Eastern Europe? How can TA institutions network better and learn from each other? And is there perhaps a need for more openness in approaching each other?
The recently published "Vienna Theses" on policy advice, co-authored by ITA researcher Alexander Bogner, are intended to form the basis for constructive policy advice. At a workshop organized by Bogner and his project team, high-ranking representatives from politics, research and the health sector discussed how evidence-based policy can succeed.
The risks of a blackouts or a possible internet outage where the most heavily debated topics for ITA experts in 2022. Other media-highlights revolved, for example, around the search for Google alternatives and digitalisation in all its forms - be it AI for consumers, mobile communication or cyber security.
Surveys are not everything when it comes to explaining scepticism about science. Participation of citizens in science and the right communication in the right place are essential to convey the value of science, emphasise ÖAW experts at the Joint Academy Day.
Automated processes promise more services and less costs. In sensitive areas such as welfare, the use of algorithms could bring disadvantages for people. In a new project, eight EU countries including Austria compare automation in their welfare state systems.
The Nanoinformation Platform (NIP) of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection is an important Austrian portal for nanotechnology, providing expert information for the interested public. This year (2022) it has been updated and relaunched! Various working groups, including the NanoTrust team,…