What is the RAND Corporation?

Introduction RAND Corporation (“research and development”) is an American non-profit global policy think tank created in 1948 by Douglas Aircraft Company to offer research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces. It is financed by the US government and private endowment, corporations, universities and private individuals. The company has grown to assist other governments,… Read More

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What is DARPA?

Introduction The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is a research and development agency of the United States Department of Defence responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military. Originally known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the agency was created on 07 February 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower… Read More

What is the Impact of Financial Reimbursement on Retention Rates in Military Clinical Trial Research?

Research Paper Title Impact of financial reimbursement on retention rates in military clinical trial research: A natural experiment within a multi-site randomised effectiveness trial with active duty service members. Background Achieving adequate retention rates in clinical trials is essential to ensuring meaningful results. Although financial reimbursement is an effective strategy to increase participant retention, current… Read More

Reaching a Consensus on Testing & Evaluation of Military Exoskeletons for the Dismounted Combatant

Research Paper Title Consensus paper on testing and evaluation of military exoskeletons for the dismounted combatant. Abstract Enhancing the capabilities of the dismounted combatant has been an enduring goal of international military research communities. Emerging developments in exoskeleton technology offers the potential to augment the dismounted combatant’s capabilities. However, the ability to determine the value… Read More

International Consensus on Military Research Priorities & Gaps

Research Paper Title International consensus on military research priorities and gaps – Survey results from the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance. Background The objectives of this study were to identify perceived priorities related to military personnel’s health and physical performance, among attendees at the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance (ICSPP), and… Read More

Researching the Politics of Accountability in Studying the British Military

Research Paper Title Researching from the spaces in between? The politics of accountability in studying the British military. Abstract This paper is an exploration of the embodied experience of attempting to occupy the spaces in between collaboration and disengagement in conducting feminist-informed, critical research on the British military, and the ethical questions raised by doing… Read More