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We work with academic and other research partners to support data collection on violence and share our data for selected studies and research activities. If you would like to work with us for your project, please get in touch.
We currently support the work of the academic consortium of the ‘Researching the Impact of Attacks on Healthcare’ (RIAH) project, led by the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester (UK).
The Consortium consists of academics from HCRI, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the University of California, Berkeley and is supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and Chatham House.
The project is funded by the UK Department for International Development.
We are collaborating with researchers analysing the dynamics of attacks on aid workers and aid delivery.
These collaborations include comparisons of attacks on aid workers and peacekeepers in sub-Saharan Africa, and for Darfur specifically, as well as support for a study on the impact of compliance regulations on the delivery of aid.
We collaborate with the World Health Organisation to examine their respective open source data collection on attacks on health care facilities, personnel and patients.
Latest research compares the methods and reported attacks in 2017.
We are supporting the work of the Human Rights Investigations Lab at the University of Berkeley by sharing data on Syria for a study that is investigating whether attacks on civilian infrastructure in Syria can be considered systematic, strategic or targeted.
We provide data for a proof of concept study that explores visual analytic techniques to show the connectivity in the underlying patterns on attacks on health care.
The work is examining whether advanced data analysis techniques are also suitable to extract unexpected insights as well as complex evidence based relations from structured data about violence.
This work would allow us to drastically improve the speed and possible amount of data sources that could be analysed. Get in touch if you are interested to find out more.
Larissa Fast is a longtime Insecurity Insight colleague and board member. The Aid in Danger project name originated from her book, which critically examines the causes of violence against aid workers and the consequences of the approaches aid agencies use to protect themselves from attack. Read more about the book here.