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The Critical Incident Database (CID) is a free tool available to Forum member institutions and organizations to track critical incidents that occur while students are off-campus. The CID is a reliable method for tracking and compiling reportable information as required by the Department of Education in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act), Title IX, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It is also an excellent tool for organizations to analyze incidents that can be used to inform staff training efforts, orientation information, improve policies and procedures, etc.

The CID provides:

  • An easy and convenient way to track what happens to your students while off campus (types of incidents, locations, etc.);
    • On-line and accessible from anywhere
    • Tablet, smart phone friendly
    • Easy access to your own data; downloadable and printable reports
  • A reliable method to identify which incidents should be reported in your Annual Security Report to the Department of Education to comply with the Clery Act;
    • Incidents to be reported to a campus’ Clery and Title IX officers are clearly tagged
    • Definitions provided based on the Clery Act, VAWA and Title IX
  • A way to track critical incidents so that risk management decisions about education abroad programs can be made using appropriate data in context.
    • Institution/organization and program identity protection

The Forum is seeking member organizations to beta-test the new CID through June 30, 2018. To apply, complete the user application and upload a list of programs that will be tracked. Beta-testers will transition to the completed CID on July 1, 2018. The Forum will provide a user guide with definitions of all terms (based on current legislation) and a training webinar will be offered on May 9, noon EDT.

The Forum thanks the following for their generous support in underwriting the cost of the Critical Incident Database: AIFS, the AIFS Foundation and Terra Dotta.



Report of 2014 CID Data