Expanding Frontiers Research is dedicated to sharing
information and resources that most effectively embody best research
practices. Our organization takes a multi-tiered
approach to providing the public reliable information on a broad and diverse
range of topics.
Expanding Frontiers Research was primarily born out of the ongoing research
collaborations of Erica Lukes and Jack Brewer. A longtime investigative
researcher and outspoken activist on a number of social issues, Lukes became
increasingly interested in what researchers could discern from special
collections of archived material. She sought the able guidance of experienced
archivist Barry Greenwood in not only exploring such collections but mentoring
her as a curator to amass and properly preserve materials, ultimately for
Writer and researcher Jack Brewer sought input from Erica Lukes on a number of
occasions with stories he pursued as a blogger and author of nonfiction books.
Their investigations led them to independently conclude that relevant
information was often obstructed from the public while dubious narratives were
spun under questionable circumstances. They became increasingly committed to
respecting credible standards of evidence, forming Expanding Frontiers
Research, and dedicating the organization to providing reliable information
through proven research practices.
Expanding Frontiers Research is committed to facilitating the sharing of
information, guidance, and similar resources that most effectively embody best
research practices. Our organization takes a multi-tiered approach to providing
the public reliable information on a broad and diverse range of topics. This
approach includes both archiving historic material and presenting original
Archiving is conducted for the purposes of preserving historic records and
making them accessible. Such records include donated special collections
representing the work of UFO investigators, official documents obtained
through the Freedom of Information Act on numerous subjects, and other
materials of interest to researchers and the public at large.
Our organization is additionally dedicated to publishing original research on
a wide range of topics. This is accomplished through respecting universally
recognized standards of evidence. Such standards and best practices are
promoted through our actions, resulting work, public events, and all phases of
Expanding Frontiers Research is a Utah nonprofit corporation. It is tax-exempt
under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.