The Institute for Conflict Research carries out action based research, which provides evidence-based perspectives on issues associated with conflict in deeply divided societies. ICR works both with those involved and affected by conflict in Northern Ireland and elsewhere.
Through its research activity, ICR aims to:
- Document and assess the nature, cause and impact of conflict.
- Design and develop monitoring and targeting systems for conflict related interventions.
- Identify local and international best practice in working with conflict.
- Disseminate the knowledge acquired and stimulate debate about the impact of conflict.
ICR is committed to working in partnership with diverse groups and individuals and to develop ways in which the research can be used to achieve positive social change. ICR is committed to build and delivering high quality research both locally and internationally that manifests ICR’s social commitment.