New Tools and Technologies

Multi-Criteria Decision Support online and in Traditional Workshops

Multi-criteria decision support is a technique that supports wiser and more inclusive decisions. It

-Gives more people the opportunity to comment in a more accessible and powerful way. (See, for example, , and go to the “weigh in” section or see .)

- Separates values from science

- Can be fully collaborative from the workshop-based creation of the decision framework to the online and workshop discussion of alternatives, values and science inputs to the model

- Assesses which areas of research or discussion would be most likely to lead to a stronger decision (sensitivity analysis)

- Is a unique self-learning opportunity (see, and go to the “test drive” side)

- Provides for utterly transparent reporting, including the logic chain leading up to the decision


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