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START Partners with ICPSR to Launch Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center


START Partners with ICPSR to Launch Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center

October 14, 2007

START, in partnership with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, is pleased to announce the formal launch of the Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC) Web site. TPDRC is a clearinghouse for news and research data related to terrorism and preparedness around the world, accessible at www.icpsr.umich.edu/TPDRC.

TPDRC archives and distributes data collected by government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and researchers about the nature of intra- (domestic) and international terrorism, perpetrators, and victims; governmental and nongovernmental responses to terror and natural disasters; and citizen attitudes towards terrorism, terror incidents, and the response to terror.

TPDRC aims to organize and streamline access to existing resources from across the world that are relevant to study of terrorism and the response to terrorism, for descriptive and scientific analysis by educators, decision makers, practitioners, academics, and researchers. TPRDC also provides subscribers with RSS-feeds of headline news related to terrorism, responses to terrorism, and preparedness. Users can subscribe to the RSS feed via the TPDRC site.

TPDRC is jointly managed by researchers from START, Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice, and staff at the University of Michigan's National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. TPDRC archives and distributes data collected by government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and researchers about the nature of intra- (domestic) and international terrorism, organizations, perpetrators, and victims; governmental and nongovernmental responses to terror and natural disasters, including primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions; and, citizen attitudes towards terrorism, terror incidents, and the response to terror.

TPDRC aims to organize and streamline access to extant research and administrative data from across the world that are relevant to study of terrorism and the response to terrorism, for descriptive and scientific analysis by educators, decision makers, practitioners, academics, and researchers. TPDRC invites researchers and practitioners to submit additional data sets and resources for inclusion in the archive. Submissions and queries can be sent to TPDRC@start.umd.edu . TPDRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, and the National Science Foundation.