510 uses research to build evidence and innovate. Research topics are broadly defined within 510 in relation to project objectives and overall strategy. A few are more curiosity-driven, can become ideas for future projects, and in some cases students or universities approach us with a proposal. ​

The scoping of research topics is an iterative and interactive process among different stakeholders, especially 510 and universities, whereby the thematic leads are key in defining the research priorities for their themes based on the needs of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and ongoing project objectives. In addition, the MSc student expertise and interest of the University supervisor are considered. ​

Main scientific disciplines:


Computer science​

Technology, Policy and Management (multi-actor systems, information management, agent-based modelling)​

Econometry, statistical sciences​


Social sciences

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