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Hard copies of the current issue as well as of former ones can be ordered by sending an e-mail to Gabriele Petermann, who will in return send the corresponding issues free of charge by mail. Please indicate how many copies of which issue you request and your complete postal address.

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Imprint of the journal

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Editors TATuP

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

ISSN (Print) 1619-7623
ISSN (Online) 2199-9201

TATuP - Journal by ITAS on Technology Assessment


"Technology Assessment – Theory and Practice" (TATuP) is the scientific journal which is published by the "Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis" (ITAS) since 1992. The issues are published open access. The articles concerning the main focus are revised by scientists working in this area. TATuP is published in a print version as well as online.



TATuP Issue 1/2016 published

This issue focuses on the relationships between science, technology, media and the public. It reflects on theoretical aspects and practical formats of technology communication as well as the actors involved.
Cover of Issue 1/2016
Cover of Issue 1/2016

How can communication between science and technology on the one hand and media and the public on the other be shaped? What formats can help bring the use of technologies and their development in a comprehensive process of adaption regarding the interests and values and technological and scientific possibilities? The media coverage on research developments and findings that are of high public interest are subject to specific conditions. At the same time, science is increasingly communicating strategically in order gain legitimation in form of public approval. This issue focuses on these effects and discusses them along individual cases. Fittingly, TATuP also uses the innovative form of a comic to reflect on these questions.

A further innovation is the "TATuP-Labor" format, which, this time, presents current books that are introduced by members of the Network TA. The TA-scene is graphically represented in a map showing Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The TATuP editors welcome feedback on this (contact: redaktion∂tatup-journal.de). Also the current issue includes introductions and outcomes of TA-projects, for example on In-vitro meat, contributions to the discussion forum, such as a concept of nature for TA as well as conference reports, reviews and further news.

Further links:

  • Table of contents and the articles of issue 3/2015 of "Technology Assessment – Theory and Practice"
  • Overview of the main focuses of all issues