The Boating Risk Analysis INnformation System (BRAINS) uses the statistical relationships between accident report variables within the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) System to determine the probability that a specific accident could occur given the conditions entered by a user. BRAINS enables those interested in boating accidents to determine the effect a specific variable, or group of variables, have on the probability that a specific accident could occur based on the relationships between variables within the BARD System.

The BRAINS software is a desktop application with additional features not found in the online version. Both the online version and the desktop version of BRAINS are available for use for free. The desktop version has the following advanced features:



Brains 2007

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128 KB

  • Scenarios File: You can create your own data files, known as a Scenarios File, and save this file to disk.
  • Multiple Scenarios: You can have more than one scenario in your Scenarios File.
  • Advanced Results Reporting: You can compare multiple scenarios to one another and see the comparitive effects of changing model variables.
  • Charts: You can print bar charts of your results.
System Requirements
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP
  • Approximately 30MB of free drive space.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or greater. NOTE: If you do not have the .NET Framework, it will be installed for you automatically.
  1. Click the Download link to start the download.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location .
    • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.



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