Publications: Innovation and Technology Policy
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 Swedish Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies asked RAND to investigate cyber-security within national defence and security strategies. The report presents research findings and is of interest to cyber-security practitioners and policymakers.
Advances in technology are blurring the boundary between the delivery of communication via physical and electronic means.
This paper provides a bibliometric assessment of mental health research (MHR) outputs from 1980 to 2011.
Increasing digitalization and the evolution of the Internet have had, and are still having, an impact on the demand for postal services.
New Drugs and Health Technologies for Low-Income Populations: Will the Private Sector Meet the Needs of Low-Income Populations in Developing Countries? — 2013
This paper argues that the development of targeted health technologies for poor people will require a new mix of technology, organizations and institutions which we conceptualize as new social technologies.
Bibliometrics: Key findings from a report on the theory and practice of bibliometrics in health research — 2012
This research brief summarises the key findings from a report on the theory and practice of bibliometrics in health research.
Bringing the electric vehicle to the mass market: a review of barriers, facilitators and policy interventions — 2012
Provides an international overview of the barriers and facilitators to the wider adoption of electric vehicles.
Open innovation has gained increased attention as a potential paradigm for improving innovation performance. This paper addresses crowdsourcing, an under-researched type of open innovation that is often enabled by the web.
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.
Evaluating grant peer review: Key findings of a literature review of grant peer review in the health sciences — 2012
This research brief summarises the key findings of a literature review of grant peer review in the health sciences.
RAND Europe conducted a feasibility study on a European Cybercrime Centre by reviewing literature, conducting extensive consultations with law enforcement and a scenario based workshop. The study evaluated different options for the set up of the ECC.
Funding and performance on clinical guidelines: The cases of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — 2012
This exploratory study investigates the characteristics of publications cited on clinical guidelines, and the funding sources they acknowledge, in order to better understand how research is translated into changes in policy and practice.
Give and Take: Good Practice Guide for Addressing Network and Information Security Aspects of Cybercrime — 2012
A snapshot of the current status of ENISAs support for CERTs and LEAs, and includes good practice and recommendations for both communities.
This research brief summarises the key findings from a review of biomedical research ethics.
ENISA conducted a study identifying possible causes inhibiting the cyber-insurance market in Europe and investigating incentives to kick-start its development.
Incentives and Challenges for Information Sharing in the Context of Network and Information Security — 2010
This report sets out findings from a research project into the barriers to and incentives for information sharing in the field of network and information security, in the context of peer-to-peer groups such as Information Exchanges (IE) and Information Sharing Analysis Centres (ISACs).
Networks are increasingly invoked by contemporary economists as a novel mode of organising human endeavours, somewhere between price markets and command hierarchies, somehow able to produce coordinated coherence.
Measuring IPR infringements in the internal market: Development of a new approach to estimating the impact of infringements on sales — 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.
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.
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.
The study aims to assess the environmental impact of the RFID tags themselves as well as the environmental advantages that the use of RFID can provide to product lifecycle management. The Final Report presents the findings of our research.
SMART TRASH: Study on RFID tags and the recycling industry: Interim Report (D3) SMART 2010/0042 — 2012
Aims to assess the environmental impact of the RFID tags themselves as well as the environmental advantages that the use of RFID can provide to product lifecycle management.
SMART TRASH: Study on RFID tags and the recycling industry: Executive Summary of Final Report (D6) in English, with German and French translations — 2012
Executive Summary in English, with French, and German translations. The study aims to assess the environmental impact of the RFID tags themselves as well as the environmental advantages that the use of RFID can provide to product lifecycle management.
Towards a competitive European Internet industry: A socio-economic analysis of the European Internet industry and the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership — 2012
This report analyses challenges and opportunities for the EU Internet industry and estimates the impact of investing in a Future Internet PPP. It finds that there is enormous economic potential for Europe, but only if some tough choices are made.