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Many people around the world are doing research on how to improve the Tor design, what's going on in the Tor network, and more generally on attacks and defenses for anonymous communication systems. This page summarizes the resources we provide to help make your Tor research more effective. The best way to reach us about research is through the tor-assistants list.

If you're interested in anonymity research, you must make it to the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium. Everybody who's anybody in the anonymity research world will be there. Stipends are generally available for people whose presence will benefit the community.

To get up to speed on anonymity research, read these papers (especially the ones in boxes). We also keep a list of Tor Tech Reports that are (co-)authored by Tor developers.