The Violence & Impacts Early-Warning System (VIEWS) is a an academic research consortium between Uppsala University and Peace Research Institute Oslo that brings together a suite of interrelated projects to study and predict the risk of political violence and its societal impacts.
The consortium offers an award-winning prediction system that systematically monitors hundreds of structural drivers and more complex conflict dynamics related to each country and sub-national location in its geographic scope, and generates uniform predictions for its target outcomes – for each month in a rolling three-year window.  The current version of the system offers predictions of state-based conflict and a set of interpretation tools that help analyse their key drivers. In the near future, it will expand to other types of violence as well as impacts of armed conflict on human development.