What we do

The AU4DM Network very much seeks to focus their understanding on the ‘Problem Space’. The Network’s outputs will help decision-makers—i.e. those who are engaged in the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities—to make ‘better’ decisions.

The Network’s mission is to seek to work across disciplines, domains, and sectors, to better understand and characterise what research and best practice can be developed around analysis and decision-making under uncertainty in order to become a UK national leader and be recognised internationally in this field.

The network will operationalise this mission by:

We believe that our focus on the ‘Problem Space’ and the uncertainty that decision-makers face makes us distinct from a number of other communities operating in the ‘Decision Making Under Uncertainty’ arena.

The 2018-2020 Action Plan

The AU4DM Network 2018–2020 Action Plan was produced in collaboration with the network.

Engagement with the network’s members suggests the following characteristics of modern decision-making.

With regards to tools, methods, and terminology:
With regards to decision-makers:
With regards to audiences:
AU4DM believes that taking a holistic view of the processes around decision‑making will improve the decisions at each point within an overarching decision-‘system.’