Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research

13 October 2014


Global Uncertainties Programme given renewed focus as Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research

Following a review after its first five years of operation, RCUK’s Global Uncertainties Programme has become the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) and undergone some important changes.

The Partnership will now focus on the core areas of conflict, cybersecurity and transnational organised crime, with AHRC, EPSRC and ESRC as core members. BBSRC, MRC and STFC will continue their engagement as affiliated members.

The Partnership will build upon collaboration established to date and will continue to develop links with a range of external partners in government, business and third sector organisations.

Dr Tristram Riley-Smith, who spent 2012 at CSaP as a Visiting Fellow, is continuing as the External Champion to the Partnership, seeking to enhance opportunities for impact and knowledge exchange. "Half way through my three year tenure we're reaching an exciting stage where evidence of impacts are beginning to emerge," Dr Riley-Smith said.

Some highlights from recent months include:

  • Transforming the Partnership's capacity to build networks and deliver communications - A Communications Coordinator has been appointed, the Communications Strategy renewed and a new website for the Partnership is currently in development and due to launch in November 2014. A Twitter account has also been established, you can follow the Partnership at @PaCCSResearch.
  • Expanding the Enhanced Impact Scheme - The number of researchers taking part in the Enhanced Impact Scheme continues to grow. The Scheme is designed to help Partnership researchers deliver impact through making connections with government, industry and the third-sector.
  • Continuing our engagement with Government - Placements have been arranged within various Government departments to map their requirements against the Partnership's portfolio of research.
  • Working with Impact Acceleration Account Directors - Establishing links to the newly created ESRC and EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account Directors has enabled us to rapidly disseminate urgent calls from Government to 40 academic institutions.
  • Launching our Academic Market-Place - In collaboration with RISC, an online Academic Marketplace has been established to enable researchers to promote their work and its commercial significance to the security and resilience sector. The initiative has been praised by senior industry representatives, and already has over 30 projects from 18 universities seeking industry partners to turn their IP into products.

For more information on the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research, contact Alex Benham - Communications Coordinator via email or call 01223 746835.

Twitter: @PaCCSResearch

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  • 9 June 2014, 12pm

    Identity Management: Future Threats and Opportunities

    This half-day seminar showcased the findings of the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research IMPRINTS project, which looks at public and professional expectations surrounding identity management technologies, services and practices.