Thursday, December 20, 2012

CIRI Offline January 7, 2013

CIRI will be offline on Monday, January 7, 2013 in order to facilitate the moving of our server to Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut.

The CIRI Project itself will continue to be administered by David Cingranelli at Binghamton University and David Richards at The University of Connecticut, as well as by our new co-directorial addition, K. Chad Clay at The University of Georgia.

Our server's new home at Dodd will facilitate a lot of great new and powerful website features this coming year, as well as professional archiving of the data, so we are very excited about this.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Annual Data Release

Dear CIRI Users,

Just a reminder that, in order to maintain project stability and data quality in the absence of external funding, CIRI has moved its annual data-production process from spring to autumn.

We sincerely realize the inconvenience this might cause some of our users but, without external funding, we are forced to take this step to ensure the reliability and validity CIRI users expect and deserve.

Given the finding of some funding, data for the calendar year 2011 should be available in the late spring / early summer of 2013. Data for the calendar year 2012 will be available in early winter, 2014. Thereafter, the plan is that early winter will be the annual data-release time frame.

The CIRI Project

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Do You Use CIRI In the Classroom?

Do you use CIRI in your classroom? If so, we'd love for you to drop us an email HERE and let us know the creative ways in which you incorporate data into your lectures / lesson plans. Improving human rights, methods, human security, and comparative & international politics education is central to our mission here at CIRI and we are about to put together assistance for teachers from middle school through graduate school. That project starts with us asking you for your expertise and experience so that we can help others. Thank you so much!

- The CIRI Team