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:

  • The Future of Anticoagulation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

    To inform short and long term strategic and policy initiatives, RAND Europe is part of an initiative that aims to create an evidence base on the current reality of atrial fibrillation-related stroke management in Europe—with a particular focus on anticoagulation—as well as how this is likely to change over the near and medium terms.

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

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

  • Towards Trust and Freedom in Science Funding: Venture Research

    21 Nov 2014

    Can scientists who question the ideas of their peers win funding? In the 1980s, BP's Venture Research Unit was formed around the idea that civilisation urgently needs the radical ideas of such scientists. RAND Europe has produced a concise summary of how the programme worked.

  • Making and Breaking Barriers: Assessing the Value of Mounted Police Units in the UK

    19 Nov 2014

    Mounted police have been part of British policing for the better part of two centuries but little was known about their work from an academic or practitioner standpoint. RAND Europe helped to investigate both quantitative and qualitative indicators relating to the value of mounted police in various deployment scenarios, in an effort to understand how members of the public perceive and respond to mounted police deployments.

  • Examining Issues of Gender Equality in the EU

    29 Oct 2014

    Although equality between women and men is one of the founding values of the European Union, there are still considerable differences between men and women, both in the work force and at home, according to research conducted for the EC Directorate-General for Justice.

  • Driving in the Future in Developing CountriesJuly 15, 2014

    Automobility — travel in personal vehicles — varies between countries. This brief summarizes a study of the factors besides economic development that affect automobility and how automobility might evolve in developing countries.

  • Future technology landscapes: Insights, analysis and implications for defenceDecember 5, 2013

    This study provides insights into future technology and innovation models relevant to defence, in the context of a growing volume of primarily civil technology that can both impact and be leveraged by defence and security capabilities.

  • Towards a dynamic and trustworthy Internet of ThingsOctober 29, 2013

    Brief summary of findings and recommendations for the European Commission, from a study of Europe's policy options for a dynamic and trustworthy development of the Internet of Things.