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The Mission

The DRC It! initiative is part of our commitment to advancing state of the art disaster research.  Our products provide scientifically informed guidance for practitioners, media outlets, and disaster science scholars. DRC is doing our part to ensure that disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery are informed by cutting edge science.  

What is DRC It!?

This educational initiative works to make academic research more accessible. DRC researchers consolidate numerous studies around a topic into four easy to access products.

DRC It! Products

  1. Topic Summary: around 2-5 pages
  2. Theme Summary: around 6-10 pages
  3. Animated Videos: 6-8 minutes each
  4. Bibliography: 40-80 sources

How We Develop Our Products

Topics selected are based on inquiries made to the Disaster Research Center. Once a topic is selected, DRC researchers search extensively for resources and review each source. Findings are consolidated into themes for easy, quick understanding. From these themes, two summaries are developed: a theme summary and a topic summary. Finally, videos are commissioned to articulate the findings in a creative way.



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  • University of Delaware
  • 166 Graham Hall, 111 Academy Street
  • Newark, DE 19716 U.S.A
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