ICR’s research work is based on an academic rigour, but is primarily focused on influencing policy and practice. Our work includes projects that we have initiated ourselves, research that we have been specifically commissioned to undertake, and work that we compete for under a tendering process.
ICR works with and for central and local government, statutory agencies and the community and voluntary sector across Northern Ireland. ICR also works internationally on a consultative basis or in partnerships to advocate and promote good practice in policy and delivery. Our networks within hard-to-reach groups and long-standing connections with a range of communities, means we are frequently sub-commissioned by academic institutions to provide on-the-ground research for their research projects.
Some of the projects that ICR are currently working on include:
The eMORE project aims to contribute to developing, testing and transferring a knowledge model on online hate speech and offline hate crime, based on a circular and advanced joint monitoring-reporting system, to gain a sound understanding of the phenomena/trends over the Internet and offline, to allow comparative analysis at national/EU level, and to support the harmonised combating against hate-motivated offences at EU/national level.