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Call to study public’s role in tackling terrorism

The UK government has launched a £2-million project to fund research into countering the threat from terrorist incidents in public spaces.

The research call for Improving Crowd Resilience was launched under the Home Office’s security-related science and technology programme. The competition is led by the Defence and Security Accelerator and Small Business Research Initiative, Innovate UK announced on 20 July.  

Funding can be used for behavioural sciences research and to develop technologies and systems that will help the public to identify, report and respond to terrorist threats. For example, a technology could be used to monitor a crowd’s conscious and sub-conscious reactions to an incident.  

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