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Our intelligence and research programme focusses on enhancing other organisation’s campaigns and projects through the provision of actionable intelligence and high-quality research.

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This is Open Briefing’s longest-running programme. Since 2011, it has responded to numerous requests from NGOs for intelligence briefings on issues ranging from the use of ‘barrel bombs’ by the Syrian government to corruption within the pharmaceutical supply chain to the global south. It has also produced widely-reported research, particularly in relation to armed drones and the other elements of ‘remote warfare’. These are available in our publications archive.

“Open Briefing’s high-quality analysis helps us focus our energies on where we can have the greatest impact for the protection of civilians in conflict. The value of that contribution cannot be over-estimated.”
Nick Martlew, UK director, Crisis Action

Grants and subsidies may be available to help NGOs access our safety and security services.

Open Briefing is a member of the International NGO Safety & Security Association, BOND and the Charities Security Forum. We are also a certified social enterprise.