Crisislab is a research foundation which performes the research program of the Chair on the Politics of Safety and Security of the Radboud University Nijmegen, held by Ira Helsloot. Crisislab specializes in research on safety and security topics in all steps of the so called safety chain: mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. It’s goal is to conduct empirically grounded research in these areas, because empirical facts are often lacking in the public decision making process.
Ira Helsloot also holds a position as chief editor of the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.
Since 2008 numerous research project have been concluded, most of them focussing on either ‘reasonable risk policies’ or ‘frontline steering of emergency services’. Notable is that Crisislab is partner in two European Commission (EC) projects on the most effective ways to utilise new information (COSMIC) and communication technologies (ICTs) in crisis situations (CONCORDE).
The website contains limited information in English. For more information regarding current research, research opportunities, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact Ira Helsloot.