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This paper explores whether existing methodologies are up to the task of evaluating impact across different sectors, and different criteria for assessing research impact.
Spotlight on 2012 — January 30, 2013
Spotlight on 2012 presents the highlights of RAND Europe's research and other activities in 2012. We describe these in the context of the 'life cycle' of a policy issue to indicate the different stages in policy formation at which our research and analysis supports policy and decisionmaking.
Comparison of the Long-Distance Model and PLANET Long-Distance: Phase 2, Demand Model — December 10, 2012
This report presents analysis that compares the PLANET long-distance model and the Department for Transport's long-distance model (LDM) and helps to inform which components of both models might be used to develop an improved HS2 Ltd model.
The validity of the preference profiles used for evaluating impacts in the Dutch National Risk Assessment — December 6, 2012
This report provides an assessment of the validity of preference profiles and associated weights used in the Dutch National Risk Assessment. It also offers recommendations to incorporate public values using scientifically validated methods.
Data Protection Review: Impact on EU Innovation and Competitiveness — December 1, 2012
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.
La Gestion De La Diversité Ethnique Dans Les Armées: Le Cas Du Royaume-Uni, Des États-Unis, De La Belgique Et Des Pays-Bas — December 1, 2012
This study reveals that it is challenging to compare the experience of different armed forces due to their unique context and in particular the variety in their ethnic minority integration policies.
Vaccine Innovation Translational Research and the Management of Knowledge Accumulation — December 1, 2012
This paper details some of the conditions that allow fragmented, local knowledge to accumulate through a series of structured steps from the artificial simplicity of the laboratory to the complexity of real world application.
Parenting Support Policy Brief — December 1, 2012
This policy brief aims to present current development in parenting support in European Member States. We discuss measures that can be labelled as parenting support and offer examples of how these measures are implemented in different Member States. We also provide examples of potential good practice.
Support for Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) — December 1, 2012
This policy brief provides an overview of existing evidence on effective diagnosis and early intervention for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Europe.
Demography and Inequality: How Europe's Changing Population Will Impact on Income Inequality — December 1, 2012
This brief focuses on the impact that demography may have on income inequality in the 2020-2060 horizon, with a view to helping decision-makers factor demographic change into long term strategies for the reduction of inequality and poverty in Europe.
How effective are CCTs in low income settings? A review exploring factors impacting on programme outcomes in Honduras and Nicaragua — November 6, 2012
Aims to start addressing some of the gaps in understanding of the effectiveness of Conditional Cash Transfer programmes, and to contribute to more effective and efficient government programmes to alleviate short- and long-term poverty.
What Works in Changing Energy-Using Behaviours in the Home? A Rapid Evidence Assessment: Final Report — November 1, 2012
In November 2012, the Department of Energy and Climate Change unveiled the UK's national Energy Efficiency Strategy, setting out the direction of their policy for the coming decades. RAND Europe's research on
Give and Take: Good Practice Guide for Addressing Network and Information Security Aspects of Cybercrime — November 1, 2012
A snapshot of the current status of ENISAs support for CERTs and LEAs, and includes good practice and recommendations for both communities.
Drugs and Alcohol PBR Pilot Evaluation: Scoping and Feasibility Report — November 1, 2012
The purpose of the PbR Pilots is to develop and test out new approaches to the commissioning and delivery of drugs and alcohol recovery systems that reward achievement of this outcome.
Bibliometrics: Key findings from a report on the theory and practice of bibliometrics in health research — October 12, 2012
This research brief summarises the key findings from a report on the theory and practice of bibliometrics in health research.
This research brief summarises the key findings from a review of biomedical research ethics.
Evaluating grant peer review: Key findings of a literature review of grant peer review in the health sciences — October 12, 2012
This research brief summarises the key findings of a literature review of grant peer review in the health sciences.
Evaluating disease management programmes: Learning from diverse approaches across Europe — October 1, 2012
The DISMEVAL consortium examined approaches to chronic disease management and its evaluation in 13 countries across Europe. The project identified and validated evaluation methods that can be used in situations where randomisation is not possible.
Parenting Support in Europe: Executive Summary — October 1, 2012
This brief focusses on parenting support, defined as the provision of services aimed at enhancing parenting skills and practices in order to address children's physical, emotional and social needs, which has gained attention from policymakers in Europe over the last two decades.
Measuring IPR infringements in the internal market: Development of a new approach to estimating the impact of infringements on sales — September 27, 2012
This report aims to contribute to quantifying the scope, scale and impact of IPR infringements, such as counterfeiting and unauthorised downloads. It offers a methodology, based on economic theory, for measuring trends of the lost revenues due to IPR infringements.
Evaluation of the peer worker programme at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust — September 4, 2012
An evaluation of the early stages of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust peer worker programme. The evaluation focuses on the perceptions of the programme's impact and the successes and challenges of its implementation.
Assessment of Young People's Exposure to Alcohol Marketing in Audiovisual and Online Media — September 1, 2012
The overall aim of the work presented in this report was to use novel approaches to measure alcohol advertisement exposure among young people in Europe through audiovisual and online media.
Public-private Collaborations and Partnerships in Stratified Medicine: Making Sense of New Interactions — September 1, 2012
The field of personalised or stratified medicine is evolving alongside the formation of a plethora of public-private partnerships.
Understanding India, Globalisation and Health Care Systems: A Mapping of Research in the Social Sciences — September 1, 2012
National and transnational health care systems are rapidly evolving with current processes of globalisation.
Ofcom: The effectiveness of converged regulation — August 15, 2012
The main focus of this research was to provide an assessment of the success with which Ofcom has delivered regulatory outcomes by comparing them with other national communications regulators in other countries.