How can we go about making this happen? Our thinking is that this publication - the Connected site, email newsletter and social channels - can act as an initial connection point for security businesses and academic social research teams. We will, hopefully, share opportunities for partnership and collaboration, allowing interested parties to begin conversations about how they can work together.
In time it may be that a more dedicated database or resource is required, but we'll deal with that in due course.
For now, watch this space. We'll let you know how we get on. And if you are a researcher undertaking a project that would benefit from partnering with a security business - or you know someone who is - drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Equally, if you're a security professional who is already working on social research projects, please get in touch - we'd love to hear about it.