CAPS is an interdisciplinary research center at The University of Alabama. Our research in social science, weather, and traffic safety informs our software development process and mission.
Weather and Disaster Response
Transportation and Traffic Safety
Cybersecurity Education and Outreach
Submitted proposalsIn 2019
Media interactionsIn 2019
Social Science &
CAPS researchers are well-versed in the complex and significant social issues that present challenges of public safety.
Our interdisciplinary approach to research results in robust and applied solutions to managing the human factor in public safety and communication.Learn More
Just as our research informs our software solutions, the data gathered CAPS software helps to direct ongoing research.
We partner with faculty and organizations throughout Alabama and the country to focus on specific challenges in applied settings.
CAPS researchers routinely present and attend various social science, emergency management, meteorological, and public safety conferences.
We use our focused research to create applications and solutions to community and organizational problems.
Traffic Safety Research
Empowering decision-makers with expertly derived information.
We conduct special studies on traffic safety by using data from our analytics software and disseminating it for public use.
Our traffic safety research is at the foundation of many of our projects and is routinely expanded upon in academia.
CAPS researchers can be found at many national-level traffic safety conferences as presenters and attendees.
Public Outreach Efforts
CAPS provides outreach services both to train users on the systems we have developed and to demonstrate the application of our research results. These services to state and federal agencies have expanded dramatically over the past decade.Learn More
Alabama Crash Facts Book
The Alabama Crash Facts Book (CFB) is an annual report that provides traffic safety statistics to constituents and the public based on data from our analytics software.Learn more
Public Awareness Campaigns
Many of the software products, websites, and mobile apps we develop are public-facing. It is only natural that a campaign to promote these products is necessary in informing the public that these products and resources exist. We are dedicated to providing our sponsors with full-scale, customized campaigns from branding to media buying.Learn more
CAPS staff regularly presents and exhibits at conferences on traffic safety, law enforcement, weather, and technology.Learn more
Click It or Ticket
CAPS aids the Click It or Ticket initiative by analyzing survey data and producing an annual report.Learn more