Keywords

Quantitative Microbial Risk, Wiki, Social Media Tool, Boundary Object, Modelling Tools

Location

Session H1: Environmental Modeling, Software, and Data to Support Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments (QMRAs)

Start Date

16-6-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

16-6-2014 10:20 AM

Description

This study presents a web-based social media system that supports quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) and collaboration among interdisciplinary scientists and interagency stakeholders, namely the QMRA wiki. The QMRA wiki is intended to aid the development of risk assessments by providing a collection of raw data, models and calculators as well as a platform for exchange and cross-fertilization between the QMRA community and its stakeholders. The wiki is organized around the exploration of the QMRA paradigm including the following five components: hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, risk characterization and risk management. Additionally, the wiki houses a number of case studies and a library of other resources and educational materials. Its underlying structure of QMRA knowledge and models is housed within a semantic structure that captures the content of each page and the relationships between pages. Relationships are based on pathogen type, specific organism, or modeling type. The objectives that underpin the QMRA wiki include the (1) Collection of raw data and fitted models; (2) Dose-response and exposure analysis through the use of calculators or apps; (3) Transparency of the scientific underpinnings of microbial risk assessment; (4) The education of future QMRA experts.

 
Jun 16th, 9:00 AM Jun 16th, 10:20 AM

The QMRA Wiki: A Social Media Tool for Interdisciplinary and Interagency Collaboration for Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment

Session H1: Environmental Modeling, Software, and Data to Support Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments (QMRAs)

This study presents a web-based social media system that supports quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) and collaboration among interdisciplinary scientists and interagency stakeholders, namely the QMRA wiki. The QMRA wiki is intended to aid the development of risk assessments by providing a collection of raw data, models and calculators as well as a platform for exchange and cross-fertilization between the QMRA community and its stakeholders. The wiki is organized around the exploration of the QMRA paradigm including the following five components: hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, risk characterization and risk management. Additionally, the wiki houses a number of case studies and a library of other resources and educational materials. Its underlying structure of QMRA knowledge and models is housed within a semantic structure that captures the content of each page and the relationships between pages. Relationships are based on pathogen type, specific organism, or modeling type. The objectives that underpin the QMRA wiki include the (1) Collection of raw data and fitted models; (2) Dose-response and exposure analysis through the use of calculators or apps; (3) Transparency of the scientific underpinnings of microbial risk assessment; (4) The education of future QMRA experts.