The Observatory of Technology Assessment (OAT) was founded in 2015 and is an applied research unit of the research centre CICS.NOVA that has its main location at University NOVA Lisbon. It is the only research unit dedicated to Technology Assessment in Portugal, and it has a permanent research cooperation with the Portuguese parliament. Our research is conducted in several disciplinary fields, such as sociology, engineering, management and science and technology studies. The unit conducts research projects on different TA topics, such as health, transport, indicators and several emerging technologies. The OAT includes members of the Doctoral Program in Technology Assessment of FCT-UNL, as well as several researchers working in Technology Assessment across the country. OAT also manages the national TA network GrEAT (Grupo de Estudos em Avaliação de Tecnologia), founded in 2010. Most projects developed at OAT and CICS.NOVA are in the field of challenges related with transports, energy management, industrial automation, big data and health management.
OAT is an associate member since autumn 2017.
Tel: (+351) 21 790 83 00 ext. 1218/1488
Director: Prof. Dr. António B. Moniz