Do you love tackling tough puzzles?

CREATE Better Reasoning needs you! This program studies research program explores how crowdsourcing and collaboration tools influence reasoning in groups.

We are looking for people who love challenging puzzles, logic games, and analytic problems to participate in studies exploring reasoning in groups. Our research depends on people like you!

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"Great minds often don’t think alike—that’s the power of crowdsourcing. CREATE tools will help analysts reason collaboratively and competitively—so that the strongest argument wins out."

Steven Rieber, PhD, IARPA CREATE Program Manager

What participants say about CREATE puzzles:

“I have never been in a program that challenged my mind like this does. I thrive on this type of work. I learn how other people think/reason and it's always fulfilling when all of the answers are attained! (Hopefully correct!)”

“I enjoy these kinds of brain teasers. I feel like they keep me sharp. I’d do these for a living if it was possible!”

“I like the chance to pretend I am a super-spy and to feel like my bent toward solving puzzles might actually serve some useful purpose.”

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What will we learn from CREATE?

CREATE research studies will help us learn more about how people reason about complex problems, and how they communicate their reasoning to other people. We are particularly interested in how teams share and evaluate possible solutions, and collaborate to develop a common solution. Our findings will inform and shape the tools and processes that intelligence analysts use to develop and communicate their reasoning. Our goal is to help the Intelligence Community reason comprehensively and communicate clearly so that they can, in turn, help our policy makers and government leaders make better decisions.

Although this research is focused on helping the Intelligence Community, the same insights can also help other professionals who solve hard problems from incomplete evidence.

Who is funding this research?

The CREATE research studies are funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

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