Abstract for: System Dynamics Model Documentation and Assessment Tool (SDM-Doc)

To enhance model transparency and model quality, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) developed the System Dynamics Model Documentation and Assessment Tool (SDM-Doc). SDM-Doc is a computerized tool that creates practical and efficient HTML-based model documentation and customizable model assessments. The model documentation created by the SDM-Doc tool allows modelers to navigate through model equations in an efficient and practical way creating documentation of the model organized and sorted in different ways. Additionally, model tests are performed allowing modelers and reviewers of models to increase their confidence in fundamental characteristics of model structure. The latest version of SDM-Doc, its use, and the different assessments included in the tool, will be presented and explained. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to be able to use the tool during the workshop. The tool is accessible at https://www.systemdynamics.org/SDM-doc.