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This report documents the results obtained from the re-estimation of models apportioning travel to destination area types, distance band and travel mode for an important component of the UK National Travel Model (NTM).
The National Audit Office of the United Kingdom commissioned RAND Europe to examine the structure and effectiveness of healthcare interventions aimed at preventing and reducing alcohol harm in a selected number of countries. The countries selected were Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States.
This study for the Transport Research Centre (AVV) of the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management has estimated two sets of models of the choice of time of travel, based exclusively on stated preference (SP) data. The objective of estimating these two sets of models was to obtain the maximum understanding of the circumstances influencing the choice of time-of-day of travel through the detailed models, then to obtain (for the simplified models) formulae which were more closely suited to implementation in the national model system for transport and traffic, LMS.
Reform or Radicalisation? — 2010
Is prison a training ground for extremists? RAND Europe explores radicalisation and recruitment in European prisons.
Regionale luchthavens in Nederland
(Regional Airports in the Netherlands): Een raamwerk voor het bepalen van het maatschappelijk belang van regionale luchthavens in Nederland (A Framework to Determine the Added Value of the Regional Airports in the Netherlands)
This report describes the added value of the six regional airports in the Netherlands. The added value of an airport is the balance between the profitability of an airport on the one hand and environmental effects on the other. The study concludes that Rotterdam and Eindhoven have substantial positive added value; Maastricht could have a positive added value; and Groningen, Enschede and Lelystad probably have a negative added value.
This is a comparative study of the practice of those who are subject to regulatory requirements in the health research, medical drugs, environmental and financial sectors conducted to assist understanding of health research governance in the UK.
Taking into account improvements of the reliability of travel times in cost-benefit analyses (CBA) of infrastructure investments is likely to become standard practice in the Netherlands. In order to make this possible, it is necessary to have a well-...
This document, prepared for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), presents key findings and trends from a series of focus groups which RAND Europe conducted at a tri-Service level. The objective of this work was to better understand the views of serving personnel of the pay and allowance package provided by the MOD and to identify trends for further analysis.
RAND was commissioned to study the attitudes of military personnel towards their remuneration package in order to highlight and determine the extent to which it motivates them to join and stay in the Armed Forces.
This paper discusses challenges to evaluation of chronic disease management as reported by experts in six European countries.
This paper focuses on the Wellcome Trust's African Institutions initiative, an example of the networked research capacity-building initiatives emerging in response to the need for research capacity growth.
This report describes the phenomenon of convergence in communications and audiovisual content markets and determines its impact on regulations and market governance. It draws useful lessons from approaches applied in the U.S., U.K., and South Korea.
In a world where information and communication technologies (ICT) are fast becoming ubiquitous and indispensable, the ICT industry has a crucial enabling role in social, economic and human development. The report, which was prepared for British Telecommunication’s annual Hot Topic Series, assesses the ICT sector’s responsibilities, and identifies the kind of actions that can be taken through a ‘multi-stakeholder governance’ approach.
Retrieval of Stratospheric NO2 Vertical Profiles from Ground-Based Zenith-Sky DOAS Measurements: Results for the MANTRA 1998 Field Campaign — 2005
In this paper, we use the optimal estimation method developedby Rodgers (1976, 1990) to retrieve NO2 vertical profiles from slant column observations made with aportable ultraviolet (UV)-visible zenith-sky spectrometer operated on the ground during the Middle AtmosphereNitrogen TRend Assessment (MANTRA) balloon campaign carried out at Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada (52°N,107°W), from 18 to 25 August 1998.
This report, prepared for and funded by the Arthritis Research Campaign (arc), presents the results of an evaluation of 16 research grants. The report presents a framework that conceptualises the relationship between research inputs, process, output and outcomes. The researchers make several conclusions, including that there is a diversity of research payback; the researcher drives translation; short, focused project grants provide value; and flexibility in funding is used advantageously.
This report, prepared for and funded by the Arthritis Research Campaign (arc), presents the results of an evaluation of 16 research grants awarded by arc in the early 1990s. The main objective was to develop a system for evaluating arthritis research, with a view to allowing arc to stimulate and manage the exploitation of research advances so that they translate into practical benefit. Volume 2 of the report presents a collection of the case studies used in the study and provide a narrative on the payback of each research grant.
A pilot study in the field of developing quality indicators for research programming. The purpose of this document is to report on the approach, results, conclusions and recommendations arising from an evaluation of DoelmatigheidsOnderzoek (DO) projects funded by ZonMw, the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development.
The development of models to assess air pollution exposures within cities for assignment to subjects in health studies has been identified as a priority area for future research.
Reviewing the returns of research: Capturing payback from funding by the Arthritis Research Campaign — 2007
Research charities are under increasing pressure to improve the translation of new scientific knowledge into benefit for patients. This research brief outlines a novel evaluation of paybacks of research grants by the Arthritis Research Campaign.
Describes a proposed review of the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC that will cover the directive's strengths and weaknesses and potential avenues for improvement of its application.
Describes and compares the structure of six major transport demand modeling systems, and the principles on which they are based.
This report, which provides a knowledge base for the development of methadone maintenance treatment clinical guidelines in Switzerland, reviews the world-wide literature (except for Switzerland, which is the subject of a separate investigation) on ...
This report reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the EU Data Protection Directive and proposes avenues for improvement. The ideas presented here provide some ideas on how to improve the data protection regime for European citizens.
Richting een beleidsevaluatie cultuur in Nederland: Identificatie van knelpunten en oplossingrichtingen [Towards a Policy Evaluation Culture in the Netherlands: Identification of challenges and directions for solutions] — 2005
This working report recommends gaining insights from abroad to learn from factors of success and failure of policy evaluation that can contribute to reach the goal of an evaluation culture in the Netherlands.
Risicoanalyse van het Zero-Base Project: Eindrapport [Risk Analysis of the Zero-Base Project (2000-2001)] — 2001
Risicoanalyse van het Zero-Base Project: Eindrapport [Risk Analysis of the Zero-Base Project (2000-2001)]