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Casualty Recorders Network activities

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Standards development

A process to develop standards in casualty recording practice has been started by Every Casualty in 2013, involving members of the Casualty Recorders Network (CRN) and users of casualty data. Standards have been demanded by recording practitioners, institutions that use the information they produce, and representatives of states and intergovernmental organisations. The standards developed will build on the expertise of those consulted in the development process, applicable existing international standards, and on the Every Casualty programme's methods research.

The objective of the standards process is to define casualty recording as a recognised field, and provide a set of benchmarks to assess different initiatives to record casualties. The process will build on our research into casualty recording practice, and the experiences of the Casualty Recorders Network. 

In Bogota, Colombia at the end of February 2013, the first meeting of the process was held, with a workshop jointly hosted by CRN member CERAC and Oxford Research Group (ORG).

Following the workshop Every Casualty convened a series of topic-specific drafting groups, who came together in a final drafting workshop held in London in September 2015, jointly hosted with CRN member Iraq Body Count. 

A briefing document outlining the process and its intended outcomes was updated in January 2015.  An advanced draft is currently out for consultation, and it is expected that the standards will be published in late 2016

If you would like to know more about the standards development process please contact the team.

Inaugural conference

The Casualty Recorders Network (formerly the IPN) held its first conference in London on the 13-14th September 2011. In attendance were representatives of 23 CRN members and 10 other organisations and institutions with an interest or expertise in casualty recording. Matters from tools in practice to the uses of casualty records and effective advocacy were discussed.

The conference was very successful and provided a solid basis for future collaboration. We intend to hold a full conference of the Casualty Recorders Network (CRN) every third year.

After the conference, several CRN members described their work and motivations in video interviews. See also audio interviews with CRN members about their work.

Other activities planned for the Casualty Recorders Network include collaborative projects on data sharing, and IT and toolkit development.

For more information about the activities of the CRN please contact the team.