The European consortium of Psychological Research On Deception Detection (E-PRODD) was constituted in Maastricht (the Netherlands) in December 2007. E-PRODD is a consortium of deception research laboratories of eight universities in six countries (Belgium, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Sweden). Currently, the E-PRODD research programme is sponsored by a €790.000 grant from the European Science Foundation (ESF).
The aims of E-PRODD are:
- conducting cutting edge, theory driven, psychological research on deception detection. Theoretical frameworks used by the different laboratories include (i) memory, (ii) cognitive load, (iii) response inhibition, (iv) orienting response theory, and (v) avoidance strategies
- advising practitioners on scientifically grounded methods to detect deception in a variety of settings
Meijer, E.H., Verschuere, B., Vrij, A., Merckelbach, H., Smulders, F., Leal, S., Ben-Shakhar, G., Granhag, P.A., Gamer, M., Gronau, N., Vossel, G., Crombez, G., & Spence, S. (2009). A call for evidence-based security tools. Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology, 1, 1-4. (read it here).