Academic Research Perspective II - Practical Application for CIRC Framework
This is webinar eight of the CIRC’s ongoing webinar series Evaluating Decision Support Tools. In this series, CIRC team member Holly Hartmann has been discussing best practices for climate change decision support evaluation.
Climate change decision support is defined by the National Research Council’s 2009 report Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate as “organized efforts to produce, disseminate, and facilitate the use of data and information in order to improve the quality and efficacy of climate-related decisions."
This webinar shows how to apply the proposed CIRC framework for evaluating decision support tools and processes. The framework includes performance metrics that distinguish between science translation, transfer, and transformation; attributes that encompass the traditional logic model, as well as scale, linkages, novelty, and lifespan; metrics and attributes for network engagement; as well as a format for documenting decision support tools, processes, and datasets.