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The information on the CAIN site is freely available to anyone with access to the Internet. This free access could only be achieved through the generosity of the funders listed below.


2013 - 2014: European Union's PEACE III programme
eu logo In 2013 the Accounts of the Conflict project received funding from the European Union's PEACE III programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. The Accounts of the Conflict project is managed by INCORE and CAIN are working directly on the project. The funded part of the project will be completed in December 2014.
The PEACE III Programme, funded though the European Regional Development Fund, is worth €333 million and is aimed primarily at reinforcing progress towards a peaceful and stable society and promoting reconciliation. It focuses on helping Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland to reconcile communities and contribute towards a shared society. For more information on the SEUPB please visit


2013: Reconciliation & Anti-Sectarianism Funds
DFAT logoFunding from the Reconciliation & Anti-Sectarianism Funds, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, allowed for a selection of 750 records (1970-74) from the National Archives, Ireland, to be added to the section NAI Records on CAIN, on 28 November 2013.


2006 - 2012: ESRC
image of the ESRC logo CAIN, as part of ARK (Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive), was successful in securing core funding from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) through its Large Grant Scheme (award number RES-060-23-0015). This funding began on 1 October 2006 and ended in 2012.


2010: AHRC
AHRC logo Following the completion of the Victims, Survivors and Commemoration project (below) the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) announced additional capital funding and called for proposals to the Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact (DEDEFI) Scheme. CAIN submitted a proposal in November 2009 to carry out a one-year project and was made an award in January 2010. The new project is entitled: Visualising the Conflict: Immersion in the Landscape of Victims and Commemoration in Northern Ireland. The project officially began on 1 March 2010 and it ended on 31 June 2011.


2006 - 2008: AHRC
AHRC logo In June 2006 the University of Ulster was notified that a bid to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for research funding to support work on the CAIN site had been successful. The period of the funding was 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2008. The two-year project was on: 'Remembering': Victims, Survivors and Commemoration in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland.


2002 - 2005: The Atlantic Philanthropies
In 2002 the CAIN project, as part of ARK, received funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies.


2002: University of Ulster
In 2002 the CAIN project received funding from the University of Ulster.


1998: DENI & CCRU
During 1998 the CAIN project received funding from:
the Department of Education for Northern Ireland (DENI), and
the Central Community Relations Unit (CCRU).


1996 - 1997: eLib
The CAIN project was initially funded, during 1996 and 1997, by:
the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) of the Higher Education Funding Councils.



The development of the CAIN service was initially undertaken (1996 to 1997) by three partner institutions:


CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
CAIN is based within the University of Ulster.

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