Crisislab is a research foundation that executes the research program of the Chair on the Governance of Safety and Security of the Radboud University Nijmegen, held by Ira Helsloot.

Crisislab specializes in research on what constitutes effective and efficient safety and security policies in all steps of the so-called safety chain: mitigation, preparation, response and recovery.

Crisislab believes it is essential to conduct empirically grounded research because reliable facts are often lacking in the public decision-making process.

Since its conception in 2008 numerous research project have been concluded by Crisislab, most of them focusing on either ‘reasonable risk policies’ or ‘frontline steering of emergency services’.

Notable is that Crisislab was partner in two major European Commission projects on the most effective ways to utilize new information (COSMIC) and communication technologies in crisis situations (CONCORDE).

Crisislab has assisted the International Finance Corporation (IFC) —a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group— in several countries by advising on better permitting and inspection policies.