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Drug Bioequivalence
Report of the findings from a panel of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) regarding drug bioequivalence therapies. According to the report, the purpose of the Drug Bioequivalence Study Panel "was to examine the relationships between the chemical and therapeutic equivalence of drug products and to assess the capability of current technology -- short of therapeutic trials in man -- to determine whether drug products with the same physical and chemical composition produce comparable therapeutic effects" (p. 5). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39335/
Technology Assessment Seminar
Summary of the Technology Assessment Seminar proceedings held on September 21 and 22, 1968, regarding the importance of technology assessment, development, and responsibility in an increasingly technology-dependent society. Attendees consisted of Members of Congress and various technology experts and scholars . digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9906/
Annual Report to the Congress by the Office of Technology Assessment: March 15, 1976
This report covers the activities of the Office of Technology Assessment during calendar year 1975. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39832/
Annual Report to the Congress by the Office of Technology Assessment: March 15, 1974
This report is intended to provide the Congress with information on the steps taken thus far by the Office of Technology Assessment, as well as general background information on the development of the Technology Assessment Act. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39830/
Automobile Collision Data: An Assessment of Needs and Methods of Acquisition
A report on evaluation of the automotive crash recorder program proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As the assessment progressed, the implications for automobile collision data as a “whole became apparent and the report has been so titled to provide a more accurate indication of its scope. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39601/
Annual Report to the Congress by the Office of Technology Assessment: March 15, 1975
This report covers the activities of the Office of Technology Assessment during the year since March 15, 1974, the date of the preceding annual report, through March 15, 1975. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39831/
An analysis of the feasibility of separating exploration from production of oil and gas on the outer continental shelf
A report on an analysis done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on whether or not it is feasible to separate "exploration from production of oil and gas on the Outer Continental Shelf" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39337/
Automated Guideway Transit: An Assessment of PRT and Other New Systems
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing the Automated Guideway Transit Systems, with both detailed findings and summaries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39339/
Oil Transportation by Tankers: An Analysis of Marine Pollution and Safety Measures
A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) presenting "a factual background on tankers and a discussion of issues related to the safety of tanker operation and the potential presented by tankers for introducing polluting oil into the marine environment" (p. xv). The report investigates broad issues and suggests possible alternatives. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39343/
Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology
These readings explore the historical, theoretical, methodological, and institutional aspects of assessment. Many of these publications represent early efforts to probe the concept and methodologies of the assessment function. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39854/
The Financial Viability of Conrail
A review prepared by the the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) based on the Final System Plan of the Consolidated Rail Corporation (ConRail) of 1974. It "examines "the critical assumptions affecting ConRail's financial viability using background data developed by USRA, the views of the key parties and independent analysis" (p.1). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39342/
A Review of Alternative Approaches to Federal Funding of Rail Rehabilitation
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is part of a plan to restructure the railroads of the Northeast. It "provides a conceptual framework for the evaluation of alternative approaches to federal assistance for the rehabilitation of the nation's railroad fixed plant" (p. xiv). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39341/
Energy, The Economy, and Mass Transit
A report on a study conducted by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on current economic and energy conditions. The report "summarizes a number of findings regarding recent trends in the transit industry, the effects of current economic and energy conditions on the use of transit, and the relative merits of adopting alternative transportation strategies to increase transit use and achieve energy conservation objectives" (p. 1). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39340/
An Analysis of the Impacts of the Projected Natural Gas Curtailments for the Winter 1975-76
A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) analyzing the potential impacts of the expected natural gas shortage of the winter of 1975-76. The study's objectives are to "determine the extent to which these projected curtailments reflect the actual situation and what the impacts and potential danger points might be as a result of the natural gas shortage" (p. ix). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39338/
A Review of National Railroad Issues
The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) prepared a report that studies how to handle the remaining bankrupt railroads after the creation of Conrail. It examines the current financial states of railroads, and possible ways to address the problem. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39344/
A Status Report
Objectives for the OTA in the statutory mandate of the Technology Assessment Act and the policy directives. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc32906/
An Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 2: Atlanta Case Study
This report, based on a study directed by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) is one of nine case studies intended to assess community planning of mass transit. It "attempts to identify the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (pg. vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39346/
An Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 3: Boston Case Study
One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39348/
An Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 4: Chicago Case Study
One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (p. vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39349/
Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 5: Denver Case Study
One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (p. vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39350/
Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 6: Los Angeles Case Study
One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (p. vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39351/
An Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 7: Minneapolis-St. Paul Case Study
One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (p. vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39352/
Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 8: San Francisco Case Study
One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (p. vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39353/
Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 10: Washington, D.C. Case Study
One of many studies conducted by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). This report is intended "to provide an information base for an overall assessment of community planning for mass transit" (preface). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39356/
Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 12: Bibliography
A bibliography of the publications that were referenced in "An Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit," which was done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39347/
Food Information Systems
Transcriptions of statements made over the course of four days regarding the food information systems in the United States. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39363/
Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 11: Technical Report
One in a series of reports by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). This particular report is intended to "cast light on prospective changes in national transit policy programs and administration that might improve, in different ways and to different extents, the way communities plan mass transit systems" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39355/
Assessment of Community Planning for Mass Transit, Volume 9: Seattle Case Study
One of nine studies done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing community planning for mass transit. The report identifies "the factors that help communities, facing critical technological choices, make wise decisions that are consistent with local and national goals for transit" (p. vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39354/
The Feasibility and Value of Broadband Communications in Rural Areas: A Preliminary Evaluation
A report covering a study conducted by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The study looks at "the feasibility and value of using broadband communications to provide public services for rural areas" (p. I-1). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39362/
Automatic Train Control in Rail Rapid Transit
A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) covering the topic of of "the degree of automation which is technically feasible, economically justifiable, or otherwise appropriate for rail rapid transit" (p. viii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39358/
Comparative Analysis of the 1976 ERDA Plan and Program
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) analyzing the status of ERDA regarding short-term and long-term energy problems. It follows a 1975 analysis that contained a plan for ERDA; this report shows the progress since then and highlights 16 major issues that are of importance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39360/
An Assessment of Alternative Economic Stockpiling Policies
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that focuses on analyzing the "materials problems related to sudden discontinuities in the long-range supply/demand of a given material, resulting in complete or partial disruptions and abrupt price changes" (p. vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39345/
Development of Medical Technology: Opportunities for Assessment
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining the human and financial costs to the healthcare system caused by research and development. It "discusses possibilities for and obstacles to assessing the social impacts of new medical technologies during the stages of research and development that precede their wiespread acceptance" (p. 3). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39361/
Food Information Systems: Summary and Analysis
A study done by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) intended to "review food information systems in order to isolate and evaluate those significant to the development of food legislation and related congressional policymaking" (p. xi). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39364/
A Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Research Outlook FY 1976 Through 1980
A review by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of a previous report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The review closely examines the proposals in the five-year plan regarding national environmental goals. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39365/
Coastal Effects of Offshore Energy Systems: An Assessment of Oil and Gas Systems, Deepwater Ports, and Nuclear Powerplants Off the Coasts of New Jersey and Delaware
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) about the effects of coastal development in the United States, specifically New Jersey and Delaware. The study looks at "the likely consequences of three energy systems for the ocean environment, the coastal environment, and the economics and patterns of life in both States during the next two decades" (p. c.1). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39359/
An Assessment of Information Systems Capabilities Required To Support U.S. Materials Policy Decisions
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of an assessment designed to analyze "materials information systems and their capability to support effective policymaking decisions on materials problems" (p. vii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39357/
Technology Assessment Activities in the Industrial, Academic, and Governmental Communities
Hearings over the course of four days covering the "updated view of the mission, utility, methodology, and state-of-the-art of technology assessment" (p. 1). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39366/
Technology Assessment in Business and Government
Hearings held by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) with the purpose of developing "a better understanding of how the processes of technology assessment have affected decisionmaking in the public and private sectors" (p.1). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39377/
Annual Report to the Congress by the Office of Technology Assessment: March 15, 1977
This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39838/
A Preliminary Analysis of the IRS Tax Administration System
A review by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of a proposal by the Internal Revenue Service for new computerized tax administration systems. The proposal is reviewed and investigated, with suggestions and proposals given by the OTA. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39375/
Engineering Implications of Chronic Materials Scarcity
Papers delivered at the fourth Henniker Conference on National Materials Policy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39369/
Establishing a 200-Mile Fisheries Zone
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) covering the the "major problems and opportunities which may occur because of the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976" (Preface). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39370/
Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards
A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at nuclear proliferation and "seeks to facilitate an understanding of the problem and its implications, in terms of both a comprehensive overview and a detailed indepth analysis of key elements" (p. 7). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39371/
Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards: Appendix Volume II, Part Two
The focus of this report is the construction of nuclear power plants abroad, especially the problem of assuring that none of the plutonium produced in these plants is diverted for use in weapons. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39848/
Organizing and Financing Basic Research to Increase Food Production
A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment analyzing" alternatives for organizing and financing basic research to increase food production" (Preface). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39372/
Perspectives on Federal Retail Food Grading
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "evaluates changes and modifications in the present grading system which would facilitate consumer choices, examines the major issues associated with these changes, and outlines alternative approaches to implementing these changes" (p. ii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39373/
Analysis of the Proposed National Energy Plan
A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of an analysis of the proposed national energy plan. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39367/
Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment assessing the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be used "in consideration of major new projects for the importation of natural gas, and of the competing alternatives for transporting natural gas from Alaska through Canada...or through Alaska only and thence via LNG tankers to the lower 48 States" (p. v). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39378/
Cancer Testing Technology and Saccharin
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that, among other things, assesses "the capacity of current testing methodology to predict the carcinogenic potential of chemicals consumed by humans, with special reference to the validity of extrapolating from results of animal tests to possible human effects" (p. v). This study was done in response to the banning of the sweetener saccharin and the controversy about the testing that led to the ban. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39368/
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