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Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS)

Global uncertanties logo The Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) brings together security research and other activities that are sensitive  to the changing global context and have an impact in the prediction, prevention and reduction of security threats.  The Partnership aims to generate an evidence base founded on excellent and innovative research with significant potential for impact. It supports collaboration by bringing together researchers from across disciplines to work together on innovative research projects. By creating opportunities for knowledge exchange between government, industry and the third sector, it aims to deliver impact beyond the academic community.

The Partnership PaCCS for Conflict, Crime and Security Research has grown out of the RCUK Global Uncertainties Programme which began in 2008. 

The PaCCS focuses on three core themes: Conflict, Cyber-security and Transnational Organised Crime (TNOC).

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are core members of the Partnership.

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are affiliated members.

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