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Appendix A

SciPaDe template used for comparison of case studies

Case study Column to be filled out by participant
Decision-support process
Context (political and institutional context, existing demand, spatial scale….)  
Framework of the decision-support (project(s) contracted or not, expertise? regulatory obligation of Impact assessment, informal framework …)  
Deliverables expected/provided  
Links with decision-making process  
Your role and expertise in the decision-support process  
Partnership science-decision-makers, science-stakeholders
With who? scale and partners  
How? Nature of the partnership (kind of relationships, leadership, continuity or opportunism, partnership agreements? Or contract? Or informal partnership)  
Why? Objectives of the partnership?  
Kinds of collaboration (consultation, information sharing, co-construction) and methods used  
Lessons learnt
Use of the results for decision-making  
Benefits of the partnership  
Difficulties, constraints or counterparties  
Perspectives and opportunities  
Recommendations to improve decision-support and the use of results  
Recommendations to improve partnership approaches  

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