Critical Incident Database

PrintThe new and improved Critical Incident Database (CID) is a secure, user-friendly tool available for free to Forum members.

Use the CID to track critical incidents that occur while students are off-campus, including 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). Collecting and analyzing incident data can also help to improve health, safety, security, and risk management policies and procedures, inform staff training efforts, prepare orientation information for students, and more.

The CID features:

  • A 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
    • Quick and easy to add unlimited users worldwide
  • Real-time data visualizations

  • Customizable report export and download functions

  • A reliable method to identify which incidents to include in your Annual Security Report to the Department of Education

    • 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
  • Give back to the field!

    • Data collected through the CID help The Forum prepare large-scale datasets related to critical incidents that occur in our field, leading to more information, better resources, and improved health, safety, security, and risk management practices in the field of education abroad.

View FAQs below for more information. Additional questions can be directed to


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This video is about CID BETA Demonstration

The Forum thanks the following for their generous support in underwriting the cost of the Critical Incident Database:

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