The ‘Researching Asylum in London’ (RAL) web-site and database is a pilot project for the ‘Centre for Research on London’ (CRL).
Centre for research on London
The concept for a centre focusing on research in London was initiated by Howard Tumber (of City University). Howard Tumber, together with Robin Thompson, (co-author of the London Plan and consultant to the Greater London Authority), developed this concept and following a number of consultations and meetings with various stakeholders, prepared a prospectus. Funding for the project came from HEFCE's Innovation Fund and from City University, and ICAR (Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees), under the direction of Dr Christopher McDowell, was commissioned to develop a pilot web-site and database focusing on asylum issues in London.
Information Centre About Asylum and Refugees
ICAR is an independent information and research organisation based in the School of Social Sciences at City University in London. Its mission is to increase public understanding of asylum issues in the UK, and inform policy and practice through applied research and policy evaluation. Kim Ward was the Programme manager for RAL and Jonathan Price the researcher. An advisory committee comprising various stakeholders and potential users was consulted on various aspects of the web-site and database during the developmental phase of the project. Currently RAL is maintained and updated by Gabriela Quevedo , ICAR's Research and Information Officer with the assistance of interns.
For details of how we selected the research to be included in the databse click on Research criteria
If you would like to suggest a resource to include in the database then please enter the details on the add a resource page.
If you would like to contact RAL then please use the details on our contact us page.