Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
Data Collection: Through partnership with the Institute for the Study of Violent Groups at Sam Houston State, START will populate the database in real time. Data Validation: (1) review and systematic comparison with additional open-source materials, including trial transcripts, secondary source materials like specialized monographs, specialized databases such as those maintained by the United Nations and in-person interviews with experts and practitioners; and (2) enhanced role of GTD Advisory Board for vetting and reviewing case classifications
Data Availability: Ongoing enhancement of GTD online interface and development of web-based analytical tools
Data Analysis: Building on past work involving the GTD, researchers will continue to apply advanced statistical methods for identifying important trends and patterns related to radicalization, terrorist operations, counter-terrorism, and the impact of terrorism.