RAND Europe is providing research and support for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) for the assessment of new technologies for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control.
Researchers are evaluating the UK Food Standards Agency's pilot Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) Programme to assess whether it is improving detection of pathogens in the agri-food system and to enhance its success with recommendations for management.
Because the review of published evidence is a vital but time-consuming aspect of public health decision making, researchers suggest several ways to support the greater use of automation for evidence reviews within public health.
Having launched a series of policy interventions to address the causes and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, BEIS and UKRI asked RAND Europe and Vitae to evaluate the interventions' success in supporting the research community.
Being financially dependent on someone else can create and reinforce multiple forms of vulnerability and disadvantage. Through this study, researchers aim to strengthen the institutional capacity to address gender inequalities in financial independence across EU member states.
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and biotechnology presents significant opportunities and risks, and proactive policy is needed to manage these emerging technologies. Researchers are investigating the policy implications of the application of AI to genome editing in humans, with technology governance as a cross-cutting theme.
Researchers are examining nine infrastructure organisations benefitting from the Youth Futures Foundation's Infrastructure Fund to improve the processes the organisations use to identify and disseminate “practices that work” in youth employment and to help YFF carry out its mission.
RAND Europe, with the support of Frontier Economics, is leading a four-year independent evaluation of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, building on evaluations of each of the ISCF Challenges to examine the impact of the ISCF as a whole.
To examine the factors that may affect the financial stability of current and former UK Service personnel and their families, RAND Europe and the Army Families Federation are conducting a 10-month study on behalf of the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).
RAND Europe is leading a consortium to evaluate whether the Nuclear Innovation Programme has delivered on its intended outputs, how its achievements compare with expectations, and the barriers encountered by the programme in pursuit of its objectives.
Researchers are mapping the existing tools and methods that aim to measure and/or improve the environmental sustainability of health research and assessing how these can be used and incorporated into Wellcome processes and decision-making.
An independent literature review will analyse evidence to consider the positive and negative impacts on medicines pricing and innovation, and how these should be considered as part of the ongoing transparency and pricing debate.
Researchers are conducting a process evaluation to help MAAS and relevant stakeholders improve their service and identify ways to understand the impact that MAAS may have on developers and adopters of AI and other data-driven technologies in health and care that engage with the service.
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) aims to support cutting-edge research to address the challenges faced by low- and middle-income countries. Researchers are undergoing a 5-year evaluation to assess whether GCRF is on course to deliver impact.
RAND Europe, in consortium with FFT Datalab and University of Westminster, has been commissioned by the Youth Endowment Fund to evaluate the impact, cost, and implementation of Support, Attend, Fulfil, Exceed (SAFE) Taskforces in ten areas of the UK.
The youth employment space in England has gone through substantial changes over the last several years, in part due to underfunding, structural changes and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. RAND Europe is studying the role of infrastructure organisations in strengthening the space.
Researchers from RAND Europe and RAND Corporation will assess global security risks stemming from a potential Chinese developed and governed Global Energy Interconnection that would directly connect renewable producers to consumers around the globe.
Supply chains are highly vulnerable to events that are unexpected and difficult to plan for but may have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences. Researchers will explore how to design resilient defence supply chains that are secure from these 'Black Swan' events.
This study will focus on preventive methods used to fight organised crime by addressing the underlying causes and factors which support it. The research aims to supplement previous evidence on the effects of preventing organised crime.
Changes to working practices and environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have affected exposure to known work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD) risk factors. Researchers aim to understand this changing world of work, the effect on WRMSDs and post-pandemic considerations for WRMSDs.
The Department for Education's two-year pilot APST aims to reduce serious youth violence and improve pupil outcome among students in alternative provision settings. Researchers are conducting a process evaluation of the project over the course of the pilot.