The ‘Areas of Research Interests’(ARIs) are documents setting out the key research questions for government departments. They include information on departmental research systems, research and data publication policies and research and development strategies.

Home Office

Public Safety

  • The changing landscape of crime
  • Modern slavery
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Money laundering, alternative currencies and distributed ledger technologies
  • Autonomous and unmanned systems
  • Police and fire services
  • Forensic science
  • Extremism

Migration and Borders

  • Supporting operations
  • Identity (biometrics)
  • Drivers and impacts of migration
  • The legal labour market
  • Refugees

Homeland Security

  • The terrorist and serious and organised crime (SOC) landscape
  • Preventing terrorism and SOC
  • Protection of infrastructure, transport, crowded and open places
  • Threats in the stream of commerce (including people, vehicles, freight, parcels; to detect threats to safety, security, economy, health)
  • Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) and firearms

Animal Experiments

  • Regulating animal experimentation

To access more ARI please see previous posts:

If you wish to provide feedback or respond to ARI please use the contact details provided in ARI document.

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For more information on engaging with Parliament visit: ‘Research impact at the UK Parliament’

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