Enquirers are always welcome to visit our office, located at the London School of Economics and Political Science in central London, where they can talk with staff and conduct their own research.
Our public files contain information on more than 4,000 groups and organisations from around the world, while our thematic reference files hold information on an ever-expanding range of topics (including children in new religions; violence; the brainwashing and deprogramming debates; the millennium and legal issues). Data are also collected and stored by geographic area.
Inform's public files are stocked with information from as wide a range of sources as possible including academic studies, official documents, materials originating from the religions themselves as well as from former members and opponents of the groups, and the media.
In addition to looking through our files, visitors are invited to make use of Inform's extensive libraries of books, academic articles on alternative religions, videos and audio cassettes. A small charge is made to cover the cost of photocopying.
Members of staff can also conduct searches for enquirers on Inform's electronic database which stores thousands of news items and other documents.
If you would like to visit us, please contact us in advance to make an appointment. Our office can be found at:
Room V403, Tower 2
London School of Economics and Political Science