Publications by Title
Data and Security Breaches and Cyber-Security Strategies in the EU and Its International Counterparts — 2013
This briefing provides an overview of the definition of security incidents and breaches and an analysis of their scale and trends.
Dataport Rotterdam — 1999
This report summarizes the results of a study that was performed for the City of Rotterdam. The study, Dataport Rotterdam, assesses the feasibility of a project for establishing a center of excellence for virtual visualization on the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam. It required an assessment of both the technical and commercial feasibility of the project. The project contains a technical part, which involves the provision of a real time data circuit connected to high capacity storage devices and computers. It further contains a real-estate part, which involves housing, office and recreational facilities under the same roof as the technical infrastructure. On the bases of the assessment it was concluded that the Wilhelmina Pier Location does not offer any quantifiable advantages over other locations. However, it also showed the technology for implementing the Dataport concept exists, and the market for visual sets is large and is expected to grow. On the basis of the assessment recommendations have been made to the City of Rotterdam how to further pursue this project.
This document presents a rapid assessment of the innovation and competitiveness impacts of the measures affecting: automated processing; control of data processing; and data transfers.
This report provides an overview of international good practice in using data for policymaking. It develops a conceptual framework for analysing data strategies and provides examples of good practice in data management from thirteen case studies.
Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, reported on the complexity of the benefits system, which he considers is one of the most important issues affecting the performance of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Drug use is an increasing problem in Portugal. In response, following the advice of a select committee, the Portuguese government has recently issued a number of laws implementing a strong harm-reductionistic orientation. The flagship of these laws is the decriminalization of the use and possession for use of drugs.
De Kosten van Whiplash Begrijpen: Een Pilot-Studie
Examines the progress being made by central government bodies towards delivering services to meet the needs of diverse customers in the six recognised areas of diversity: disability; gender; race; religion and belief; age; and sexual orientation.
Delivering the aims of the CLAHRCs: evaluating CLAHRCs' strategies and contributions: Interim report: Phase I — 2011
This report catalogues the first phase of an evaluation of the nine Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) established in October 2008 by the UK National Institute for Health Research.
This policy brief for the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, analyses the challenges of Europe's changing population in relation to inequality over the coming decades.
This report describes a methodology for performing a policy evaluation of the traffic and transport policy of the Netherlands, and demonstrates the methodology in one policy area--personal mobility.
De onderbouwing van DGG-beleid (The Foundation of Freight Policy): Een procesbesschrijving voor het gebruik van beleidsinhoudelijke gegevens (A Process Description for Performance Measurement Within the Policy Process) — 2005
The Dutch Directorate-General for Freight commissioned a process analysis to support implementation of a new budgetary process, which shows that any time during a calendar year there are three different processes interacting and competing for the attention of policymakers: the budgetary, data collection, and policy making processes. These three processes braid together into a complex score of data streams and queries.
Designing a National Standard for Discovery Metadata: Improving Access to Digital Information in the Dutch Government — 2005
Presents the results of a project to evaluate the issues involved in introducing a nationwide standard for metadata to describe online government information in the Netherlands and to propose such a standard, based on the Dublin Core (DC) metadata standard. This report presents the results of our analysis, organized according to the three major phases in which the project was conducted.
Research funders, policy makers and researchers themselves need to evaluate research. This brief presents a decision tree to help develop a research evaluation framework to suit a particular purpose and context, from national down to program level.
Developing Transport Demand Models: State-of-Practice Tools to Enable Detailed Assessment of Transport Policy — 2007
This brief summarises how RAND Europe's modelling team develops state-of-practice tools to enable detailed assessment of transport policy over large areas. These tools assist transport authorities across the globe in mitigating congestion and the environmental hazards that result from traffic.
Development of a European Crime Report: Improving safety and justice with existing crime and criminal justice data — 2011
The European Commission seeks to develop a European Crime Report (ECR) to improve understanding of the EU crime and justice situation. RAND Europe researched the analytical and operational challenges and opportunities to developing an ECR.
This report sets out the findings of a targeted review of the harms of opioid dependence, and an assessment of existing estimates of the its costs. A proposed framework for developing estimates of the costs of opioid dependence is outlined.
Development of a Proxy Wealth Index for Women Utilizing Emergency Obstetric Care in Bangladesh — 2007
The proxy wealth index offers potential as a pragmatic and quick means of assessing poverty status in a busy hospital setting.
Differences Between Military and Commercial Shipbuilding: Implications for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence — 2005
Can the United Kingdom’s shipbuilding industry compete more broadly in commercial or foreign military markets? Based on literature reviews and their surveys and interviews of major shipyards, RAND researchers look at the current and past trends of shipbuilding worldwide and the primary differences between “military” and “commercial” shipbuilding. They find that any transition for UK shipbuilders outside current domestic production would not come easily.
Digital objects are a critical component of scholarly research, but stakeholders show an alarming lack of concern about preserving digital data accurately. How will research findings be communicated in the future, and how true to the original look, feel and behaviour of these publications will digital archives need to be?
This paper offers a critical overview of the full spectrum of household discrete choice-based automobile demand models.
Discrete choice modelling: Methods for understanding why people make the choices that they do — 2007
Understanding what drives people's choices and how these choices may change is critical for developing effective policy. This brief describes discrete choice modelling which provides an analytical framework to understand choice decisions.
This report reviews academic and grey literature on disease management evaluation methods and metrics to identify key conceptual, methodological and analytical challenges and possible solutions to assess effects of such complex health interventions.
DISMEVAL Developing and validating disease management evaluation methods for European healthcare systems: Final report — 2012
The report presents the overall findings of work carried out within the DISMEVAL project. It reviews approaches to chronic care in Europe and reports on methods and metrics for the evaluation of disease management interventions in six countries.