Understanding the context and impacts of the complex problems associated with big data, as well as related cultural and governance issues and policy frameworks, is of critical importance for businesses (across all sectors), governments, research organisations, citizens and policymakers. RAND Europe researchers are working to connect diverse strands across these areas.
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:
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.
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.