A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries Database (RANNSAD)


Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries Database (RANNSAD)

The Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries Database (RANNSAD) is the first phase in a larger research effort entitled Anatomizing Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries. The purpose of RANNSAD is the development of profiles of all former non-state users and attempted users of radiological and nuclear weapons and the database seeks to answer the research question "Who are the most likely radiological or nuclear non-state threat actors?" The database provides Radiological and Nuclear Adversary Profiles as well as information perpetrated by a specific actor/organization. Analysis of the dataset has allowed researchers to perform quantitative analysis and generate models of event type, agent type, perpetrator type, ideology type, individual demographics, and perpetrator success level.

START Investigators: 
Other Investigators: 

Maranda Sorrell

Dataset: 
2011
Abbreviation: 
RANNSAD