TA Resources


In this section of the TA Portal we feature special Internet resources related to technology assessment. They are highly recommended by the TA community, however PACITA is not responsible for the content of these sites.

VolTA Magazine

A magazine on science, technology and society in Europe, an initiative of PACITA.


PACITA: TA Practices in Europe

This PACITA report describes and compares current practices of Parliamentary Technology Assessment (PTA) in Europe.



Choosing a TA method

"Doing Foresight" by DBT is a support instrument for future oriented policy analysis activities/projects.


Ressources of "European Parliamentary Technology Assessment" – the network of TA institutions serving their parliaments with regard to science, technology and innovation issues: projects and news.




Ressources of the "Netzwerk TA", the German-speaking technology assessment community: news, conferences, workshops, publications, blog, etc.

Participatory methods Toolkit

Published by the King Baudouin Foundation (Brussels, Belgium), togehter with the former TA institution of Flanders/Belgium (viWTA, then IST) the toolkit presents in a practical way a series of participatory methods used in the TA context.

Methods in transition studies

This section includes a list of methods that can be used in transition projects.



TA Reading List

A list of open access publications on technology assessment, compiled by A. Moniz in RePEc.


The TranS-domain Technology Evaluation Process (TranSTEP) is a conceptual assessment approach targeted towards policy makers commissioning assessments and professionals conducting assessments.


The Engage2020 project shows methods used for societal engagement in research and innovation in Europe.


Comparision of EPTA members

This paper is a systematic comparison of 15 institutions world-wide, which deliver technology assessment (TA) services to their respective parliaments, i.e. perform parliamentary technology assessment (PTA).

 Technology Readiness Assessment Guide

Best Practices for Evaluating the Readiness of Technology for Use in Acquisition Programs and Projects, by GAO

 Technology Assessment Design Handbook

Handbook offers GAO staff and other interested users tools and approaches to consider when designing technology assessments. The handbook helps users analyze a technology's effects and make complex issues understandable and useful to policymakers


Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 May 2021 14:32



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