Violent radicalisation and extremism are one of the most severe and immediate security threats facing European society today. IMPACT Europe aims to fill the gap in understanding of what works in tackling and preventing these phenomena.
RAND Europe is part of a consortium tasked with evaluating SFFGC for the UK Department for International Development. The evaluation aims to inform the refinement of SFFGC’s approach and to inform the shape of future programming on female genital mutilation/cutting and related programme initiatives.
As part of a larger project for TfL, RAND Europe is developing individual-level models capable of predicting levels of transport demand in response to a range of different policy options and in light of demographic changes.
The Royal Society and Wellcome Trust have requested an assessment of what is known about mental health in the research environment, and exploration of the strengths and limitations of the existing evidence base, to ensure researchers receive adequate mental health support.
A comparison of the development and use of criminal history databases in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom may provide insights into accuracy, quality, timeliness, accessibility and integration that could lead to improvements in the US system, and possibly others.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research asked RAND Europe to update the 2009 study on grant peer review to provide a more widely applicable source of evidence around the strengths and weaknesses of peer review for grant funding assessment.
An analysis of the costs of treating MS with disease modifying therapy, compared with the cost of not treating with DMTs, aims to take account of the cost impacts of the different treatments, including on the ability of people with MS to continue work and on their need for support from family members and other carers.
By supporting AIA Vitality's contest, RAND Europe will be able to explore the health trends—employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, mental health and other areas of concern—in participating Asia-Pacific workplaces.
RAND Europe was asked to provide an update to the study on an EU Cyber Defence Centre for Common Security & Defence Policy crisis management operations. The project focuses specifically on education, training, evaluation and exercises in support of the European Defence Action Plan and wider EU cyber defence and cybersecurity programmes.
Researchers are analysing EU- and national-level budgetary data and past EU recommendations to explore synergies between EC fiscal and economic policy priorities and the contribution of the EU and national budgets.
To speed European translation of border security research to field deployment, RAND Europe is benchmarking how the US, Canada, Australia, and individual EU member states conduct and integrate border security research.
Researchers are carrying out a study to address and analyse the innovation strategy environment, identify best practices and propose appropriate organisational structures for an EDA-led innovation platform for defence.
Now in its fifth year, Vitality's annual Britain's Healthiest Workplace contest continues to receive research support from RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge. RAND Europe’s role includes designing and running surveys, analysing results, and providing customised reports to participating organisations. The project’s central aims are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.
A highly effective defence cyber strategy is vital for national and international organisations in safeguarding and increasing the effectiveness of their defence capabilities and enhancing their own cyber resilience. The Dutch Ministry of Defence has thus asked RAND Europe and VKA to evaluate its strategy.
UEC vanguards were established to improve the coordination of NHS emergency services, direct urgent cases to the most appropriate provider, and reduce pressure on accident & emergency departments. RAND Europe is evaluating the UEC vanguards' new care models to determine their impact and possible scalability.
Age UK is defining the plans for future evaluations of its Integrated Care Programme, which brings together voluntary organisations and health and care services to provide personalised support for older people. Research by RAND Europe will help to inform those evaluation plans.
The Hong Kong University Grants Committee has appointed RAND Europe to help with the initial phase of a review of the Research Grants Council, to ensure funding is used and managed efficiently and meets the needs of Hong Kong.
The Department of Health commissioned RAND Europe to measure and characterise the contribution of UK public health research to UK clinical guidelines. The project team was also asked to carry out a comparison with other areas of healthcare and across different areas of public health such as smoking, alcohol abuse, skin cancers, physical activity and obesity
Policy responses and decision making around HIV/AIDS must be informed by rigorous analysis. With funding and support from a range of public and private organisations, RAND Europe has conducted a number of studies examining and evaluating HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment strategies.
Since 2014, UK Higher Education Funding Councils have used the Research Excellence Framework to assess the quality and impact of a university's research before providing further funding. ImpactFinder helps universities manage their research funding submissions and identify and review impact case studies.
A review of existing literature on defining and demonstrating ‘quality teaching’ and measuring its impact in higher education mainly found opinion pieces based on secondary, documentary analysis rather than rigorous comparison group studies. This was a significant weakness in this field of research.
Researchers are examining how CBSIs are functioning across a number of rapidly ageing countries. Documenting the policies, programmes and health system factors underpinning their success will help to ensure greater sustainability and integration of services.
The Kyra School Alliance seeks to maximise the impact of teachers’ feedback on pupils’ outcome through the use of video. Researchers are conducting an efficiency trial of this intervention along with a process evaluation to understand how the intervention improves pupil outcomes.
Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA) aims to develop ways in which UK teaching assistants can improve students’ outcomes. An efficacy randomised control trial will evaluate whether, under ideal conditions, the programme has a positive impact.