This deliverable provides a stepping stone between the work done in WP 4 and WP 7. While WP 4 is looking at how DiDIY is reshaping education and research, WP 7 deals with developing so-called integrative simulation models. Such models try to “integrate” a wide range of data in order to arrive at a detailed formal description of a particular topic or research question.
Integrative modelling is a term coined to describe a particular way of simulation modelling, where researchers take data from a wide variety of sources (e.g. interviews with experts, literature reviews, excerpts from statistical databases, or surveys of the public) in order to develop a detailed simulation model. Such a model could be said to "integrate" the available data.