IDRA Mission (why do we exist?)
To promote safer aquatic environments through evidence-based research
IDRA Vision (where are we going?)
To be a leading international network for educational, charitable and scientific purposes in the field of evidence-based drowning research.
IDRA Values (what are our beliefs?)
We aim to foster, coordinate and disseminate drowning research worldwide on the topics of prevention, rescue and treatment in the multi-sectorial context of injury prevention, public health, emergency medicine, lifeguarding and rescue, educational and sport sciences, psychology, sociology, policy, economics and engineering.
We seek to promote innovative drowning-related research by serving as a platform for collaboration and diverse efforts fostering the reduction of aquatic incidents in and around water. We collaborate with academic and governmental research centers to promote international exchange of knowledge and best practices in the field.
We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and seek for new evidence-base on drowning science.
We aspire to the highest standards of honesty, openness, personal, and professional behavior. We never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of the community to reduce the burden of drowning worldwide.