If not indicated differently, all links lead to the English pages of the described websites
Networks and Projects

BIOSAM - Co-operation in biotechnology
This is a Danish cooperation across organisations and government partners working with biotech, bioethics etc. - on this website you will find links also to international partners (in Danish).

EPTA - European Parliamentary Technology Assessment
The EPTA Network was formally established in 1990 under the patronage of the President of the European Parliament, Mr Enrique BARON CRESPO. The Partners in EPTA are bodies performing science and technology assessment (TA) studies in order to advise parliaments on the possible social, economic and environmental impact of new sciences and technologies.

EUDB - European DataBank Sustainable Development
The DataBank is designed to list institutions, associations, societies and experts throughout Europe involved theoretically and/or practically in the achievement of Sustainable Development on an international, national and regional level. Not only experts in science and related institutions will be registered, but also experts from economy, politics, trade unions, churches, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), citizen's committees, etc. The DataBank is open for all European experts and institutions on sustainability, the entry is free of charge.

EUROPTA (European Participatory Technology Assessment)
This project has been carried out from March 1998 to December 1999 with the aim to advance the understanding of the role of PTA, to help furthering the development in PTA practice, and to give guidance for the implementation of participatory methods as a support function for public discourse and decision-making. Executive summary, downloads and case studies at

ForSociety ERA net
An international network of organisations and persons working with Forsight projects. A consortium develops tools and methods for procedures and evaluation/self evaluation.

Living Knowledge - The International Science Shop Network
Science Shops provide independent, participatory research support in response to concerns experienced by civil society. Science shops promote and support public access to and influence on science and technology and create equitable and supportive partnerships with civil society organisations. They enhance understanding among policymakers and education and research institutions of the research and education needs of civil society

Meeting of Minds. European Citizens' Deliberation on Brain Science
An FP6 project. For the first time citizens from 9 European countries will be involved in cross European dialogues , resulting in conclusions and recommendations for policy makers and stake holders at European level. This website provides information about the project and aims to stimulate the debate. From this European home page there is access to the country sites of the participating partner organisations.

An FP6 project. The aim of the PATH project is to form a network of interested parties concerned with the involvement of society in the deliberation of science-based policy issues. The involved group of academics, practitioners, policy-makers and stakeholders will exchange knowledge and develop future directions for public participation in science and technology issues. It will focus specifically on two persistent and ongoing challenges: scale and representation. index.html

TAMI - Technology Assesment - Methods and Impact
TAMI - is an European science project, studying the interaction between methods and impact in technology assesment. The purpose of the initiative has been to create an overview and a system and to develop the choice of methods in relation to the wanted impact or the roles, which is wanted from the technology assessment. article=1019&language=uk&category=11&toppic=kategori11

Technology Assessment in the WWW
"TA in the WWW" is an interactive link collection provided by the Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA), Vienna, and maintained with the help of the international TA community.
ITA-online Technology assessment in the WWW

Institutions and Organisations

Agency for Diffusion of Technological Information (ADIT) - Société Nationale d'Intelligence Stratégique, France
On this website data, collected by the network of the advisers and scientific and technical attaches of the Embassies of France, are processed by specialists and diffused in reviews and bulletins (in French). A useful link list to French institutions is given (

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung - The Institute of Technology Assessment, Austria
The Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) performs inter-disciplinary scientific research at the interface of technology and society. Its work focuses on development trends, on societal consequences and on options for shaping technological change. The research results provide the basis, inter alia, for giving advice to decision-makers.

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) - Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, Germany
ITAS creates and communicates knowledge on the impacts of human action and their evaluation in view of the development and use of new technologies. Its work focuses on environmental, economic, social and political-institutional issues. Alternative options for action and design are developed and assessed. In this way ITAS supports politics, science, business and the general public in future decision-making on the basis of the best available knowledge and rational assessments.

The Loka Institute, USA
The Loka Institute is a non-profit research and advocacy organization that advocates for greater public participation in the politics of research, science, and technology. The website also gives a global overview on deliberative citizens' panels on science and technology policy that have been conducted around the world.

Observatory for Science and Technology (OST), France
OST is a "joint public entity" gathering five ministries involved in research policy, seven major French public research organisations, and an association representing the private sector. OST maintains a unique, multi-thematic and widely inclusive collection of data on scientific publications, patents, participations in European programmes, international mobility, human resources (researchers, science students, graduates and Ph.Ds), research expenditures and other R&D data.

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), Great Britain
POST is the UK Parliament's in-house source of independent, balanced and accessible analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology. Our aim is to inform parliamentary debate.

Rathenau Instituut, The Netherlands
The Rathenau Institute is an independent organisation which gives recommendations to the Dutch parliament. This way it supports the political decision-making. The institute experiments with manners how to involve citizens in debates concerning science and technology. (In Dutch, English version in preparation)

Schweizerischer Wissenschafts- und Technologierat - Swiss Science and Technology Council, Switzerland
The Swiss Science and Technology Council (SWTR) is the advisory body of the Federal Council for science, research and technology policy.

Teknologirådet - The Danish Board of Technology, Denmark
The Danish Board of Technology was brought into being in order to disseminate knowledge about technology, its possibilities and its effects on people, on society and on the environment. See also CIPAST project partners. Their website lists some of the links they use as institution. uk_links.htm&language=uk&toppic=links

Teknologierådet i Norge - Norwegian Board of Technology, Norway
The Norwegian Board of Technology is a public, independent think tank for technology assessment, giving news on technology and society.

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