Red Cross and Red Crescent Research Consortium (RC3)

RC3 is a distributed network of research, academic or scientific entities and initiatives within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It brings together each of their specific expertise and helps them join forces in supporting our Movement to achieve its goals and mission. 

Science connected to humanity

RC3 makes academic research, science and technical expertise more accessible to members of our Movement so they can use it to inform their work preventing and alleviating human suffering around the world.

The consortium was set up in 2019 and is based on the idea that science can improve the quality of our members' humanitarian services and help our Movement respond to growing and more complex global humanitarian challenges.

RC3 works with National Societies, the IFRC, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)—helping them to effectively build safer, more resilient and more sustainable communities—and in close collaboration with many of our reference centres.

The consortium provides many resources such as primary and secondary data, editorial tools, analysis of scientific events and training. It promotes and supports Movement-wide research collaboration and helps develop a strong scientific culture that is rooted in a people-centred approach.

You can read more about how RC3 came about in this article on the Solferino Academy website.

RC3 steering committee

RC3 has a steering committee in place to support its daily coordination, consult members and make recommendations, and represent the consortium in external fora. 

The steering committee is made up of 5 to 8 voluntary members’ representatives who reflect the diversity of the consortium.

Current members