Zentrum für Technologiefolgen-Abschätzung | Centre d'évaluation des choix technologiques | Centro per la valutazione delle scelte technologiche (TA-SWISS)

Technology assessment (TA) is a function that is stipulated in the federal law on research (research law). Following the amendment of this law on 5 October 2007, this function is the responsibility of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. As a result, the Centre for Technology Assessment TA-SWISS became a Centre for Excellence of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences on 1 January 2008. TA-SWISS has been carrying out technology assessments since 1992.