Comparative Table of Parliamentary TA Institutions
AUSTRIA - THE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (ITA)
Work Procedures and Methods
As a scientific TA institute, the ITA is largely committed to classical TA, with its emphasis on expert orientations. Typical methods therefore include interviews with experts, and literature and document searches. The increasing integration of value-laden issues into TA projects is also leading to the increased use of participatory methods in TA. The ITA has taken note of and theoretically analysed this development, and since 2007 has also been using participatory elements and methods in its projects, ranging from focus groups and scenario workshops to citizen conferences.