The Guidance Tool (GT) helps the Crisis Management practitioners to design, conduct and assess trials. It implements the DRIVER+ Trial Guidance Methodology in such a way that they can easily carry out the specific procedures during the main Trial phases (Trial preparation, Trial execution, Trial evaluation) in line with the methodology.

The main focus of the current GT implementation is on facilitating the Trial preparation by supporting the users in defining the trial context, managing the trial team, defining the relation of the trial to strategic Crisis management Gaps and implementing the iterative six-steps approach to design the trial.

It is foreseen that the GT will ultimately also support the Trial Owners and their Team in keeping track of the trial progress and presenting the results of the trial evaluation. GT will thus complement the Test Bed, which provides the software elements that are necessary for actual execution of the trial, collecting of the data and assessing the results.