RAND Europe Research

Through objective analysis and research RAND Europe strives to provide effective solutions and informed choices to policy and decision-makers. Our international expertise complements the multidisciplinary nature of our research teams.

By establishing new angles of enquiry and, in some cases, new methodologies for research, RAND Europe brings fresh approaches and adds valuable contributions to traditional as well as new RAND research areas. Along with its work for Brussels-based organisations such as the European Commission, specific areas of policy research for RAND Europe include:

  • Alice-Rap Reframes European Approach to Addiction

    RAND Europe is leading a research area within the Addictions and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe – Reframing Addictions Project, a 5-year EU project to help policymakers rethink approaches to the human and economic costs of addictions by weaving the work of over 150 scientists in 25 countries into an integrated evidence base.

  • Assessing the Feasibility of Analysing Foreign Funding of Islamic Institutions

    The Netherlands Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) asked RAND Europe to assess the feasibility of conducting a full analysis of the size, scope and potential influence of foreign funding to Islamic institutions in the Netherlands.

  • Evaluating the Submission Process for the Research Excellence Framework's Impact Element

    25 Mar 2015

    To formulate evidence-based conclusions and recommendations for improving the processes of preparing submissions for impact assessment, the higher education funding councils for England, Scotland and Wales asked RAND Europe to work with a sample of higher education institutions to evaluate the submission process for the impact element of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

  • Evaluating the Assessment Process for the Impact Element of REF 2014

    25 Mar 2015

    Following RAND Europe's evaluation of the Research Excellence Framework submission process, the four UK higher education funding bodies commissioned an evaluation of the assessment process for the impact element of the REF 2014.

  • Exploring Best Practices in Medical Training from an International Perspective

    17 Mar 2015

    An exploration of approaches to medical education and training in a small number of high-income countries — namely, England, France, and the Netherlands — may help inform the further development of medical education and training for primary care in Germany. Researchers examine how countries are reforming these approaches to better meet the needs of the changing healthcare environment and how they address shortages of doctors practising in primary care through education and training. A German language version of this report is also available.

  • Preparing impact submissions for REF 2014: An evaluationMarch 25, 2015

    Research summary describing our evaluation of the preparation process for the new impact element of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 by UK universities, to assess the process and identify improvements.

  • Assessing impact submissions for REF 2014: An evaluationMarch 25, 2015

    Research summary describing our evaluation of the assessment process for submissions to the impact element of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 by UK universities, to explore strengths, weaknesses and implications for future similar exercises.

  • Innovation models for defenceMarch 4, 2015

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a study of innovation models and make recommendations on changes the MOD could make to better harness and absorb innovation from external sources.