Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Terrorism Datasets

I have a graduate student interested in terrorism datasets, particularly DOTS (Data on Terrorist Subjects) and ITERATE (International Terrorism: Attributes of Terrorist Events), which are both commercial datasets, as well as Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre.

The student is most interested in ITERATE. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with any of these datasets at their institution, particularly ITERATE. I haven’t found much information on any Canadian schools that subscribe to these datasets, but some US universities have subscriptions. Looking for any feedback or information you might be willing to share on or off list.

In relation to terrorism datasets, is anyone familiar with the TWEED (Terrorism in Western Europe: Event Data) dataset? All links to this dataset seem to be broken. Any leads to locating this would be appreciated.

Answer from Subject Matter:
Unfortunately, as we had expected, StatCan does not have access to this, or any similar datasets. Hopefully you are able to get responses from others on the list!

Answer from DLI Members:

I have been buying the ITERATE/DOTS databases.  Although these have gotten outdated, here is what I have http://gsg.uottawa.ca/data/iterate-e.html .  Please let me know if you want more information about the vendor, price, and/ or to take a look at the content?

Answer from DLI Members:
ITERATE is at ICPSR; found a more recent one here: LibGuides: Terrorism: https://subjectguides.library.american.edu/c.php?g=478725&p=3273238