CSART – harnessing computer simulation for better decision making
We know: in a complex world the solutions we invest in don’t often lead to the change we strive for
We understand: we need to evolve from the rudimentary analytic tools used over the past half century to achieve significant, lasting impacts for complex global challenges such as poverty, food insecurity, mental illness, crime, substance abuse, domestic violence, chronic disease and many more
We believe: a genuine commitment to open science holds the key to tackle these complex problems
CSART has supported its partner institutions to secure over $18.2 million in grants and commissioned work
- A not-for-profit organisation working to build global capacity in the use of computer simulation and advanced research technologies to support policy and planning decisions
- Working at the intersection of computer, data, systems, health, behavioural and citizen science to put better analytic tools in the hands of decision markers to solve complex problems
- Creating the necessary human, technological and systems infrastructure to enable widespread use of computer simulation to evaluate policy solutions before they are implemented in the real world
- Using innovative technologies to address practical real-world challenges, saving time and resources
A world where human health and wellbeing are enhanced by providing policy makers and system planners more intelligent tools to facilitate better decisions by:
STRATEGIC PILLARS OF CSART
CSART is an organization focused on capacity building and open access innovation from research and development activities. As such, CSARTs activities may provide Partner Institutions improved availability and access to workforce and/or training opportunities, innovation arising from our R&D activities, and infrastructure that will support provision of decision analytic services to improve population health and wellbeing. In return, Partner institutions support CSART activities in a variety of ways including in kind contributions, access to professional networks, and opportunities for placements / professional development in commissioned applications of computer simulation to support policy and planning.
We additionally welcome as Partners a range of policy agencies, NGOs and other organisations tackling complex health and social problems who wish to benefit from access to our national and international network of service providers across the spectrum of systems thinking, modelling & simulation, human behavioural modelling & simulation, participatory modelling & consensus building for collaborative action, implementation of advanced data collection, research & evaluation technologies, and short courses. There are no financial barriers to becoming a Partner Institution of CSART and we welcome partners from all over the world. Contact us for more information.
CSART does not enter into partnership arrangements with organisations whose interests and activities are in conflict with our mission and values. CSART considers any form of funding from organisations that are involved in activities and/or products that present a direct hazard to population health and wellbeing as being inappropriate. Some examples include companies involved in the production and sale of tobacco, alcohol, and sugar-sweetened beverage products.