Open science aims to create greater transparency in research and remove barriers to sharing at all stages of the research process. RAND Europe contributes to open science through monitoring research and informing decision-making.
Innovation Fund Health-led Trials test new ways to address sickness absence and the disability employment gap due to two main conditions: mental health and musculoskeletal disorders. RAND Europe, together with partners, is evaluating the effectiveness of these innovative interventions.
Through a survey of experts from across the health and science fields, researchers are trying to capture diverse perspectives on what health challenges in England will be like in 20–30 years’ time, and how they will differ from today, to inform NIHR’s future strategy and priorities with a rational view of the future.
To better understand the potential factors affecting Europe's ability to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, the European Climate Foundation has commissioned a series of surveys with experts and stakeholders.
To enhance understanding of consumer preferences for different car type choices for personal travel use, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell vehicles, RAND Europe researchers are working with GfK and the University of Hertfordshire to conduct stated preference discrete choice experiments.
Stated choice experiments will help researchers quantify the willingness of car and van travellers to pay to use a proposed new tunnel to cross to and from Amager in central Copenhagen. The results from this study will infom the Danish Road Directorate's proposed new infrastructure.
The UK's NHS is under pressure to meet the growing and changing demand for services with limited resources. Innovations may provide opportunities to respond creatively and effectively to growing health demands.
RAND Europe is working in partnership with the Corsham Institute to design and deliver yearly Thought Leadership Programmes, at St George’s House, Windsor. The programmes explore the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies are creating within society.
In the NHS, patients with musculoskeletal conditions currently need to see a GP before visiting a physiotherapist. As part of a larger project for Arthritis Research UK, RAND Europe addresses the question as to whether patient direct access to physiotherapy would be cost-effective.
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.
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.
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.
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.