Table 1. Overview of the results of the Delphi study.
Questions and alternatives Evaluation result Ranking
(A1) What kind of information sources are you generally using to prepare interdisciplinary planning decisions?
• textbooks, journals, other written information sources (handbooks, guidelines) 2.3 (32) 1
• oral information (consultation of experts and colleagues) 2.3 (32)
• institutional information systems 2.3 (32)
• web-based information/online portals 2.4 (32) 2
• other (newsletters, newspapers) 3.0 (6) 3
 
(B1) Which tools are you using to visualize the planning process and to support your decision?
• standardized Office applications (spreadsheets, calculator, etc.) 1.7 (32) 1
• Geographic Information Systems 2.0 (32) 2
• (interactive) database applications 2.1 (30) 3
• maps and monitoring data (either in ditigal or printed form) 2.3 (32) 4
• institution specific software solutions (calculation programmes, visualization, etc.) 2.6 (28) 5
• key figures, operating figures 2.7 (29) 6
• handbooks, written guidelines 4.0 (6) 7
 
(C1) What do you think an optimal support system should look like? (Delphi round I)
• online portal including expert system and online consultation 2.0 (32) 1
• specialized/expert information system 2.2 (32) 2
• collection of spreadsheets and key figures 2.7 (32) 3
• management software for free download 2.8 (32) 4
• decision schemes usable under standardized Office applications 3.0 (32) 5
• (digital) handbooks including (digital) decision tree(s) 3.5 (32) 6
 
(C1´) What do you think an optimal support system should look like? (Delphi round II)
• online portal including expert system and online consultation 2.0 (32) 1
• specialized/expert information system 2.2 (32) 2
• collection of spreadsheets and key figures 3.2 (32) 3
  • decision schemes usable under standardized Office applications 3.2 (32) 3
• management software for free download 3.5 (32) 4
• (digital) handbooks including (digital) decision tree(s) 4.0 (32) 5