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This paper determines what demands and requirements there may be for a pan-European electronic Identity Management (eIDM) framework in 2015 and which services are likely to be developed on this infrastructure.
Aandachtspunten voor de Commissie waterbeheer 21e eeuw [Issues in the 21st Century for the Water Management Commission] — 1999
This study provides recommendations to the Dutch Commission on the structuring of scenarios for future water management. The focus lies on two central questions: how will supply and demand for water change and develop in the next 100 years?
Simulated patient, or so-called mystery-shopper, studies are a controversial, but potentially useful, approach to take when conducting health services research.
This study aimed to assess whether the uptake of chemotherapy for colorectal cancer varied by hospital type in Scotland.
The GTC commissioned RAND Europe in 2008 to undertake a literature review to inform its thinking and preparations as it develops proposals for a new accountability framework for teachers in England. The framework includes, but is not limited to, arrangements operated via the GTC. This report presents the findings of the literature review.
The UK National Audit Office on behalf of the Accounting for Sustainability Group commissioned RAND Europe to undertake a brief study to identify global examples of interesting practice in the field of sustainability accounting.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an independent risk factor for mortality and is responsible for a significant burden of healthcare expenditure, so accurate measurement of its incidence is important.
This is one of three volumes constituting the final report from a study performed by RAND Europe for the Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment, and Ministry of Economic Affairs in support of their jointly-sponsored project called "Future of Dutch Civil Aviation Infrastructure."
This report describes work to further enhance the performance of the commute model component of the Sydney Strategic Travel Model (STM). These enhancements build upon a major update to the STM that was made during 2009 and 2010.
Addressing the uncertain future of preserving the past: Towards a robust strategy for digital archiving and preservation — 2007
This document examines key determinants of the sustainable digital preservation of scholarly records, with specific reference to developing a robust approach to the archiving of such records at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Netherlands.
The affordability of alcoholic beverages in the European Union: Understanding the link between alcohol affordability, consumption and harms — 2009
This study, conducted for the European Commission, examines the affordability of alcoholic beverages across the EU, the potential impacts of affordability on harmful use of alcohol, and possible policy levers to tackle the problem.
This disaster generated sufficient public arousal that the Netherlands government deemed it necessary to make a careful reexamination of the external risks of the airport prior to proceeding with expansion plans.
Airport Growth and Safety: A Study of the External Risks of Schiphol Airport and Possible Safety-Enhancement Measures — 1993
A six-month survey and analysis of the safety issues performed by RAND using a multidisciplinary team of risk experts, aviation consultants, statisticians, and policy analysts.
This paper presents a theory of natural alliances in which commonalities in political culture are a strategic asset for better coordination and greater predictability among partners. It applies this theory to the case of the US-European alliance.
Allies Against Asthma Coalitions: A Brief Overview: The Alianza Contra El Asma Pediatrica En Puerto Rico (ALIANZA) — 2006
The objectives of Alianza Contra el Asma Pediatrica en Puerto Rico (ALIANZA) focus on four strategic areas: empowering children with asthma and their families and/or caregivers; increasing community awareness and knowledge about asthma; improving access, quality, and financing of asthma health care services; and improving collaboration between the health care system, schools, child care centers, and other private and public community agencies.
Allowing for Heterogeneous Decision Rules in Discrete Choice Models: An Approach and Four Case Studies — 2012
The study of respondent heterogeneity is one of the main areas of research in the field of choice modelling.
This update of RAND Europe's report on Alternatives to Peer Review in Research Project Funding includes a new framework and new examples, to help research funders develop the most appropriate approach for funding their research.
The paper by Koppelman and Wen (1998) on nested logit structures (subsequently referred to as K&W), draws attention to alternative formulations of nested or 'tree' logit models.
Analyse conjointe SP/RP du choix du mode de transport de marchandises dans la Region Nord - Pas-de-Calais [A Simultaneous SP/RP Analysis of Mode Choice in Freight Transport in the Region Nord - Pas-de-Calais] — 2003
The report aims to gain insight into the factors that influence the mode choice of shippers in freight transport. It begins with a survey in which more than 200 shippers in the French region Nord-Pas-de-Calais had been interviewed about their shipments. Almost 100 of these shippers were re-interviewed using a computerised stated preference questionnaire, which contained hypothetical choice situations for shipments that had actually been made and reported in the first interview. The project also contains the analysis of the stated preference data, using discrete choice models for individual choice behaviour. (This report is written in French with an English language Summary.)
Analysis of research and education indicators to support designation of Academic Health Science Centres in England — 2013
To support the English Department of Health's Academic Health Science Centres competition in 2013, RAND Europe has analysed various types of publicly available data and quality assessments in the domains of medical research and health education.
An analysis of the economic, social and environmental impact of the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity in the European Union: Inception report — 2007
Sets out a comprehensive approach to reducing the prevalence and incidenceof conditions related to diet and physical activity, such as diabetes,cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
This report assess the expected health, economic, social and environmental impacts of five policy options that the European Commission (DG SANCO) is considering for achieving smoke-free environments in the European Union (EU-27).
Analyze This — 2011
The authors consider an evidence-based approach to science and innovation policy analysis.
The Answer Is 17 Years, What Is the Question: Understanding Time Lags in Translational Research — 2011
This study aimed to review the literature describing and quantifying time lags in the health research translation process.
This case study examines the Government's decision in 2005 to establish new nutritional standards for school meals.