Research and development in the GRC
Since 2009, the German Red Cross (GRC) has been dealing with processes of social and technical change in a scientific context. On this website we present our research work at the interface to practice. Here you will find all information and materials on ongoing and completed projects, our research publication series (free download) and other publications on our work.
English publication on the cooperation in the context of refugee assistance 2015/16
(15.12.2021) Part 3 of the research publication series Volume 10 offers an English summary of the first two parts and presents key findings of the SiKoMi research project, highlighting challenges and coping strategies that have emerged in the cooperation with different actors on health care. The publication can be download for free here.
Networking and cooperation in times of crises – part 2
(15.12.2021) Volume 10 of the research publication series deals with the cooperation between the GRC and various actors involved in the refugee mission in 2015/16, especially in health care. The findings stem from the SiKoMi research project. The second part, which has now been published, brings together the practical experiences of the actors involved and identifies challenges and coping measures in order to make them useful for future deployments. The publication can be downloaded for free here (in German).
Project RESIK: Involvement of local stakeholders
(23.11.2021) In the federally funded RESIK research project, the German Red Cross is currently investigating how aid organizations can contribute to the successful evacuation of hospitals. It also focuses on the possible role of aid organizations during the construction of an emergency field hospital as well as the subsequent care of evacuated patients within it. Furthermore, the involvement of relevant local actors and the social space is particularly important in order to ensure a high level of practical relevance.
For this reason, local stakeholders from the Krefeld model region, like providers of critical infrastructures, civil society, medical and nursing care and hazard defense are constantly involved in the research process. Through questions individually tailored to each single actor, the available resources and the state of the art of existing preliminary planning for flood scenarios in Krefeld are currently being determined in preparation for the final command post exercise of the project. The focus here is on communication, alerting, coping capacities, as well as the construction and operation of an emergency field hospital, in which patients can be cared for.
Factsheet for the German case study of the BuildERS research project
(12.11.2021) Together with the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) at the University of Tübingen, the German Red Cross has summarised the results of their joint German case study of the BuildERS research project in a Factsheet. It presents the objectives of the Case Study, the examined cases, and its methodology. However, the Factsheet focuses on the condensed presentation of the central findings of the study and the recommendations for action to improve disaster management, which were derived based on the results. The factsheet is available for download here.
Soon, a new part of the GRC publication series Research Writings will also provide a much more detailed presentation and explanation of the results of the Case Study as well as the recommendations derived based on them.