Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation (CREATE)

Program Manager

Steve Rieber

Program Information


CREATE final logo justified 72dpiThe CREATE program seeks proposals to develop, and experimentally test, systems that use crowdsourcing and structured analytic techniques (STs) to improve analytic reasoning. These systems will help people better understand the evidence and assumptions that support—or conflict with—conclusions. Secondarily, they will also help users better communicate their reasoning and conclusions.

Interested offerors are required to submit full proposals in order to receive consideration for funding. Proposals must be received by May 9, 2016 in order to be assured of consideration during the initial round of selections.

The CREATE program is envisioned as a 4.5-year effort that is intended to begin in September 2016. Phase 1 of the program will last 20 months, Phase 2 will last 17 months and Phase 3 will last 17 months. Multiple Phase 1 awards are anticipated.

The CREATE program expects to draw upon the strengths of academia and industry through collaborative teaming. It is anticipated that teams will be multidisciplinary and might include social and behavioral scientists, experts in informal logic and computer scientists. Please e-mail to request a list of organizations that are willing to share their information for teaming purposes. Organizations may e-mail us to add their own contact information and brief capability statements to the list, and we will send regular updates to those who’ve requested it.

Performers (Prime Contractors)

George Mason University; Monash University; University of Melbourne; Syracuse University

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