Expert Elicitation

“Expert elicitation is a systematic approach to generate and synthesize subjective judgments of relevant experts on a subject where well-established knowledge has not yet been developed due to uncertainty stemming from, e.g., insufficient, contradicting, low-quality or unattainable data. The process seeks to make the (un)published knowledge and wisdom of experts explicit and utilizable, based on their accumulated experience and expertise, including their insight into the limitations, strengths and weaknesses of the published knowledge and available data.”

 Reference: Expert elicitation on ultrafine particles: likelihood of health effects and causal pathways. Anne B Knol. Published: 24 July 2009. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2009, 6:19 doi:10.1186/1743-8977-6-19. http://www.particleandfibretoxicology.com/content/6/1/19/ref