Decision support tools and research workshop

On December 8, 2020, 35 participants learned from ASU’s Research Data Management Officer, Phil Tarrant, about the research data support services offered by Knowledge Enterprise and the ASU Library. They then shared their own best practices and lessons learned, in a robust dialogue about their work in decision support tools and research. Read the event recap here.

If there is one takeaway that is relevant for all sustainability scientists and scholars, it is to affiliate your new or existing ORCID with ASU. ORCID is your research “social security number,” unique to you. Consider it your system of record for research activity and fill out your profile completely.

The event presentation on research data management services, which begins at 03:38 of the event video, touches on a free electronic research notebook solution, ASU’s research data repository, and recommendations for developing decision support tools and models.

Prior to the event, we sent out a survey to identify existing decision support tools and research; responses are cataloged here (ASU login required). If you have a tool or model we should add to the catalog, please fill out the form today.

We also asked our 44 registrants about the challenges and opportunities for decision support research at ASU. Four themes emerged, both in terms of opportunities and challenges. These include issues of improving data quality, expanding scale, technical concerns and improving comprehension and reach.

Please take a moment to read the event recap, watch the event video, and follow up with Michelle Schwartz if you’re interested in being part of the ongoing conversation on this topic.