The FARSEEING consortium has developed a taxonomy of technologies to address the problem of describing, reporting and interpreting interventions that involve use of technologies. The taxonomy will enable a common language for describing the technologies being assessed.
The taxonomy is designed for two purposes:
- To characterise and classify technology-enabled interventions, such as those published in the literature. It is hoped that this will achieve easier comparison of technologies.
- To encourage authors of new interventions to report the intervention in such a way that it can be replicated and understood by others.
The hard copy of the taxonomy and the accompanying handbook are available to download here: FARSEEING Taxonomy of Technologies V4
The taxonomy was developed as part of work package 2 (WP2). This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
The hard copies are complemented by an online tool, which can be found at taxonomy.farseeingresearch.eu. The online taxonomy is an interactive tool, facilitating classification of interventions and incorporating definitions from the handbook, which will simplify the process of characterising and gathering information about technology-enabled interventions. We would welcome feedback on use of the online tool and encourage you to contact us.