The Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC) is housed at the University of Michigan's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). TPDRC archives and distributes data collected by government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and researchers about the nature of intra- (domestic) and international terrorism incidents, organizations, perpetrators, and victims; governmental and nongovernmental responses to terror, including primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions; and citizen's attitudes towards terrorism, terror incidents, and the response to terror. It also organizes and streamlines access to extant research and administrative data from across the world that are relevant to the study of terrorism and the response to terrorism for descriptive and scientific analysis by academics and researchers.
TPDRC is jointly managed by researchers from the University of Maryland's National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence), Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice, and the University of Michigan's National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.
The Terrorism and Preparedness Survey Archive (TaPSA) is part of the Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC). TaPSA archives and distributes survey data collected by government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and researchers from an 'All Hazards' emergency response and preparedness approach.
- The National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, through an interagency cooperative agreement with the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
- The Directorate for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Research Opportunity Program, through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
- The National Science Foundation - Small Grant for Exploratory Research: DHS and NSF Collaboration: Creating an Archive of Preparedness and Homeland Security Survey Data, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (Award # 0651287)
Tim Bynum, Ph.D., NACJD Director & Professor, Michigan State University
Julia Roach, Project Manager
Justin Noble, Research Assistant
Past Contributors to the TPDRC
Steve Chermak, Ph.D.
Christopher Maxwell, Ph.D.
Kaye Marz, M.S.
Richard L. Legault, Ph.D.
Onaje Johnston, Ph.D.
Stuart J. W. Lee, Graduate Assistant
Kenneth Abbott, Undergraduate Intern
Michael Distler, Undergraduate Intern
Henry Hund, DHS Summer Scholar Program (2007)