March 10, 2004

Technology Assesment – Methods and Impact

TAMI – is a 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.

The project has developed an impact typology of the TA-activities which are divided into three columns: Creation of knowledge, attitudes and activities. The project has categorized 20 different roles for technology assessment, which are all documented with examples from the participating countries. TAMI is not only a pioneer work in the overview of impact of technology assessment, but also within soft impact of technology assessment.