RACER®

Risk

Analysis

Comunication

Evaluation

Reduction

RAC developed an innovative, interactive platform called RACER® that converts environmental data to knowledge used to drive decision making and communication about risk from radionuclides and chemicals in the environment. RAC created RACER® to facilitate access to and use of environmental measurement data for a range of applications, from basic data evaluation to more complex dose and risk calculations. RACER® integrates science with data management expertise, informed by years of experience in environmental dose and risk assessment. The result is an application designed to facilitate technically sound decision making and effective communication to all stakeholders.

RACER® is designed around three basic components of data use and analysis: managing information, converting information to knowledge, and communicating knowledge to decision makers and stakeholders.

Information

Managing Information

Knowledge

Converting Information to Knowledge

Communication

Communicating Knowledge to Decision Makers

The RACER® web-accessible database receives data as they are validated and uploaded. Once uploaded, data are used to populate dashboards that display key performance indicators for immediate evaluation of trends.

WEB-ACCESSABLE DASHBOARDS THAT DISPLAY KEY PERFORMANCE TRENDS

The user can then select data for evaluation and conversion to knowledge using dose and/or human health risk as benchmarks for ranking radionuclides, chemicals, pathways, or other criteria used to make decisions. Knowledge about dose and risk is communicated in graphic and tabular formats. The process is transparent, flexible, repeatable, and rapid, which enhances credibility and trust among decision makers and stakeholders. The principles of RACER® can be applied anywhere radionuclides or chemicals are present in the environment.

We developed RACER® in collaboration with our partner, ddms, inc., on an AWS-based platform. RACER’s  AWS infrastructure includes a high-availability architecture and leverages best security practices. The RACER® approach is supported by a suite of software and other tools, which can be tailored to a client’s specific needs.