Completed Projects

Evaluation of the introductory and orientation period (StEOP) of the computer science bachelor programmes at the Vienna University of Technology

Principal Investigator:Elisabeth Frankus,

Project Member(s): Marlene Altenhofer,Anna Dibiasi, Andrea Kulhanek

Project Duration: 2015-2016

Funding: Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology

Project Information: This project, commissioned by the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), evaluated the introductory and orientation period (StEOP) of the university’s five computer science curricula in terms of structure, organisation, and content. The evaluation provided an in-depth analysis of the current implementation of the StEOP and pointed at problems and tensions. The evaluation strongly built on the views and opinions of lecturers and students. Based on these insights and state of the art literature, the project provided recommendations for a restructuring of the current StEOP.

Responsible Research and Innovation in a Distributed Anticipatory Governance Frame. A Constructive Socio-normative Approach (Res-AGorA)

Principal Investigator:Erich Griessler

Project Member(s): Marlene Altenhofer, Alexander Lang,Nikolaus Pöchhacker, Milena Wuketich

Project Duration: 2013–2016

Funding: European Commission, FP7 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Project Website: www.res-agora.eu

Project Information: The major goal of Res-AGorA was to develop a normative and comprehensive governance framework for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The project’s outcome should be a contribution to the EU ambition of becoming a genuine Innovation Union by 2020, striving for excellent science, a competitive industry, and a better society without compromising on sustainability goals as well as ethically acceptable and socially desirable conditions.

Evaluation des Förderinstruments "Diskursprojekte zu ethischen, rechtlichen und sozialen Fragen in den modernen Lebenswissenschaften“ (EvalDiskELSA)

Principal Investigator: Erich Griessler

Project Member(s): Alexander Lang,Nikolaus Pöchhacker,Milena Wuketich

Project Duration: 2014–2015

Funding: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Diffusion von Energieinnovationen in Österreich aus Mikro und Makroperspektive (EnInnovAT)

Principal Investigator: Erich Griessler

Project Member(s): Tamara Bradstätter,Nikolaus Pöchhacker

Project Duration: 2014–2015

Funding: Klimafonds/FFG

YouTest – Jugendliche und genetisches Testen (YouTest)

Principal Investigator: Erich Griessler

Project Member(s):Alexander Lang, Milena Wuketich

Project Duration: 2011–2012

Funding: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BM.W_F), Sparkling Science

Project Website: www.openscience/projekte/abgeschlossen/youtest

Impact of Citizen Participation on Decision-Making in a Knowledge Intensive Policy Field (CIT-PART)

Project Duration: 2009–2012

Funding: European Commission, FP7 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Project Website:www.cit-part.at

Project Information: Coordination of the project.

Awareness-Workshop zum Thema genetische Tests und ihre gesellschaftlichen Folgewirkungen

Project Duration: 2012
Funding: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BM.W_F)

Genetic Testing and Changing “Images of Human Life” in the Clinical and Political Domains of Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Pre-Natal Diagnosis

Project Duration: 2008–2011

Funding: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF), Austrian Genome Research Programme GEN-AU

Project Website: www.steps/humanlife/

Project Information: Coordination of the projec

Neo-Socratic Dialogues for Improved Genetic Counselling GEN-DIALOG

Project Duration: 2006–2008
Funding: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF), Austrian Genome Research Programme GEN-AU
Project Website:www.steps/gendialog.html

Stammzellforschung und Embryonenschutz – Status Quo, Rechtsvergleich und öffentliche Debatte am Beispiel ausgewählter europäischer Staaten

Project Duration: 2008

Funding: Bioethics Commission, Austrian Federal Chancellery

Project Information: Coordination of the project.