About

THE OMEGA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (OMEGA) IS AN INDEPENDENT UK-BASED RESEARCH ORGANISATION.

Established in 1990, we provide rigorous, objective, evidence-based research on the manufacture, trade, and use of, military, security and police (MSP) equipment.  Such technologies range from small arms and light weapons to large weapon systems, and from policing technologies and prison equipment to equipment used for torture, amongst others.

We aim to:

  • Monitor the international MSP trade in the pursuit of transparency and accountability;
  • Provide campaigning organisations with timely and accurate case study information to lobby for tougher controls on international MSP transfers;
  • Work with NGOs and media agencies to expose companies and governments that flout regulations on transfers of arms and security equipment; and
  • Provide torture survivor support groups with the information that allows them to seek legal redress from the companies producing such equipment.

Omega Research Foundation Limited is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales - Number 1105918 and Companies House - Number 05224240.  A copy of our 2016 Accounts can be downloaded here or via our publications page.  If you would like to support our work please click here.