Group of Eight Roadmap to Recovery 

The Group of Eight (Go8) convened an expert taskforce to develop a report on the challenge of recovering from the current state of pandemic shut-down. The report is independent, objective, and grounded in diverse expertise and scientific evidence. The report provides a set of recommendations to be presented to the government and other decision-makers.

University of Melbourne’s Hunt Laboratory for Intelligence Research facilitated a collaborative reasoning process to generate the report.

learn more

Evaluating Analytic Reasoning: Training & Study Package

This advanced online training package on Evaluating Analytic Reasoning covers:

  • The fundamental concepts of reasoning evaluation
  • How to identify the most important and common reasoning flaws that can prevent an argument from establishing its conclusion
  • How to apply the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s tradecraft standards to analytic reasoning

The training package concludes with a study comprised of a challenging set of fictional analytic products (reports and briefings) validated by a panel of experts. The study will test your skills and measure your learning outcomes.

Get started online today, study from home at your own pace.

learn more & get started

Partner with Hunt

The Hunt Laboratory is a research partner for Australian organisations seeking to improve analytical performance and productivity.

  • Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary research team focused specifically on intelligence analysis
  • Experience working with intelligence organisations and managing security issues, and
  • An integrated research capability drawing on expertise from the University of Melbourne and other tertiary institutions, both in Australia and overseas.

why partner with hunt

What is the Hunt Lab?

The Hunt Lab is a research partner for Australian organisations seeking to improve analytical performance and productivity. Our team has expertise in experimental psychology, philosophy, data science, intelligence studies, and software development.

Hunt Lab is named in honour of Atlee Hunt, inaugural Secretary of the Department of External Affairs in 1901. Hunt established Australia’s first national intelligence capability.

more about Hunt Lab

Our Research Focus

The Swarm Project, with funding from the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is the Hunt Lab’s primary research and development activity. The SWARM Project is pursuing fundamental advances in collaborative reasoning.

The Hunt Laboratory also works on research and development collaborations with the Australian Intelligence Community, other government agencies and the private sector.

Our current research areas​ include:

  • Analytic reasoning​
  • Evaluation methods​
  • Cloud platforms​
  • Methodology (Structured Analytic Techniques, etc.)​
  • High performance teams
  • ​Crowdsourcing Intelligence

Our Research & Publications

Hunt Lab Bulletin & Reading Room

Read news from the world of intelligence analysis and related topics that crossed our desk this week, along with perennial readings that you shouldn’t miss.

Bulletin & Reading Room