How can volunteer scientists help our organization? What kinds of scientific expertise can volunteers provide?
There are many and varied ways in which science and scientists can contribute to human rights work, for example, through the use of forensic and genetic sciences to identify victims of mass atrocities, the application of statistical and information management techniques to document large scale human rights violations, and the use of electronic encryption technologies to protect human rights communication. “On-call” Scientists will be drawn from all scientific disciplines, and may be able to provide a range of support, including data collection and analysis, review of documentation or evidence, training in scientific methodologies, and technology adaptation. For examples of the contributions scientists can make to human rights, read about How Scientists Can Help.