The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment existed from 1972 to 1995. During its 23-year history, OTA provided congressional members and committees with analysis of the scientific and technical issues that are increasingly relevant to public and legislative action. This collection contains reports from all formally issued reports of The Office of Technology Assessment, as well as many background papers and contractor papers - over 100,000 pages of the best available analysis of the scientific and technical policy issues of the past two decades.

Many of these reports intersect directly with the emerging field of bioethics in their discussion of ethical implications of technology. We have enhanced this collection by adding the eleven most frequent subject keywords from the bioethics thesaurus occurring in each report. We hope you find this a useful way to view groups of reports on topics of interest to bioethics researchers.

The complete set of OTA publications was published by the Government Printing Office on a set of five CD-ROMs in April 1996, stock number: 052-003-01457-2, titled "OTA Legacy". This set is the source for this collection.

You may leave feedback regarding this collection at the Bioethics Research Library's The Office of Technology Assessment Reports Collection page.

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