Conditions and means for a useful and trustworthy engagement of experts in the PREPARE analytical platform – survey and interviews outcomes
CIEMAT – Environment Department,
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The PREPARE analytical platform (AP) has been developed under the framework of the European project PREPARE (PREPARE. “Innovative integrated tools and platforms for radiological emergency preparedness and post-accident response in Europe”, EC FP7-EURATOM-FISSION GA 323287. http://www.prepare-eu.org) to be a focal point for collecting information, analysing any nuclear or radiological event and providing information about the consequences and its future evolution. In this paper, research to look for and involve the potential users of the AP was accomplished. Specifically, the study aimed to evaluate, first, the perceptions and expectations of potential users about usefulness, trustworthiness, interaction with other users and governance offered by the AP, and second, the willingness and interest of potential users to join the platform and contribute with their expertise. The final goal was to identify the conditions and means for a useful and trustworthy engagement of experts in the AP. The two approaches used to reach this goal are described here, based on an on-line questionnaire and personal interviews to institutional and non-institutional experts, authorities and international organisations. The main findings and conclusions obtained are presented.
Key words: analytical platform / information management / nuclear crisis / engagement of expert / survey
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