A number of concepts are helpful to understand prior to using ready4.
Our current list of priorities for the development of ready4 shape when and how we need your help.
There are a number of ways you can contribute to ready4.
How ready4 aims to improve the transparency, reusability and updatability of health economic models.
What you need to know to start using ready4.
A health economic model is a conceptual, mathematical and computational representation of systems relating to human health that can be used to help solve economic problems.
Some computational models are implemented by combining self-contained, reusable components called “modules”.
Coders can use ready4 to enhance the impact and re-usability of their algorithms.
A ready4 modelling project develops a computational model, adds data and runs analyses.
Planners can use ready4 decision aids to generate useful insights.
Some core concepts relating to reproducible research have multiple conflicting definitions - this is how we use them.
How you use and contribute to ready4 will depend on the type of work you do.
Community members can help ensure that ready4 remains accountable for addressing topics of importance to them.
ready4 provides funders with opportunities to improve the quality, breadth and accountability of supports provided to health policymakers and system planners.
In addition to the main types of intended user, a number of other stakeholders can benefit from and contribute to ready4.
Some models have the potential to be used in multiple contexts - but will often need adaptation for this to be appropriate.
ready4 needs the guidance of community members, decision-makers and technical experts to shape its development.
Help improve the reliability, functionality and ease of use of ready4 software.
How to contribute to ready4’s development.
Help us secure our future and accelerate our development.
Plan, conduct and disseminate ready4 modelling projects.
Help develop high quality, clear and comprehensive documentation, instruction and responsive help.
To foster an inclusive and respectful community, all contributors to ready4 are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant.
ready4 is distributed without warranties under open source licenses - we just ask you to appropriately cite it.
ready4 is freely available to all under copy-left licensing arrangements.
If you find ready4 useful, please cite it appropriately - it is easy to do!
ready4 is distributed without any warranties.
We want to give potential users confidence that they can appropriately apply ready4 to their decision problems by bringing all our existing development release and unreleased software to production release status.