Current Research Projects

  • Delaying U.S. School Start Times Would Have Large Benefits

    30 Aug 2017

    An economic analysis shows that delaying U.S. high school start times is a cost-effective, population-level strategy that could have a significant, positive impact on public health and the U.S. economy.

  • Identifying Promising Practices in Health and Wellbeing at Work

    21 Aug 2017

    RAND Europe is working with Public Health England (PHE) to review the current landscape of health and wellbeing interventions available to employers and develop case studies of promising practices to support policy and organisational decision making.

  • Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among European GPs

    21 Aug 2017

    RAND Europe and partners aim to measure the use of ICT and eHealth applications by primary care physicians in the EU 28 Member States and Norway, compare results with the 2013 study, and analyse the main drivers of change and factors that can enhance or inhibit the role and use of technologies within health care.

  • RAND Europe Focus on Open Science

    18 Aug 2017

    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.

  • Evaluation of the Innovation Fund Health-led Trials

    10 Jul 2017

    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.

  • Potential Tipping Points in a Transition to a Net Zero Future

    23 Jun 2017

    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.

  • Understanding European Consumers' Preferences for New Cars

    21 Jun 2017

    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.

  • Quantifying Travellers’ Willingness to Pay for a Tolled Tunnel in Central Copenhagen

    16 Jun 2017

    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.

  • Innovation as a Driver of Quality and Productivity in UK Healthcare

    15 Jun 2017

    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.

  • Digital Society Thought Leadership Programme

    09 Jun 2017

    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.

  • Patient Direct Access to NHS Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

    08 Jun 2017

    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.

  • What Works in Tackling Violent Radicalisation and Extremism?

    25 May 2017

    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.

  • Evaluating the Sudan Free of Female Genital Cutting Programme

    15 May 2017

    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.

  • Developing a New Transport Demand Model for the London Area

    08 May 2017

    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.

  • Comparing Criminal History Information Systems across Six Countries

    20 Apr 2017

    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.

  • Analysing the Cost of Not Treating MS with a DMT

    31 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Updating an Evaluation of Grant Peer Review in the Health Sciences

    31 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Supporting the Asia's Healthiest Workplace Competition

    17 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Updating the Study on the Development of a European Cyber Defence Centre

    14 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Examining Growth-Enhancing Synergies between EU and National Budgets

    10 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Examining the Setup and Management of Border Security Research In and Outside Europe

    09 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Understanding the Forces Influencing EDA Innovation

    06 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Supporting the 'Britain's Healthiest Workplace' Competition

    16 Feb 2017

    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.

  • Evaluation of the Dutch Defence Cyber Strategy

    01 Feb 2017

    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.

  • Developing a Protocol for the Evaluation of ECDC Disease Programmes

    01 Feb 2017

    The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is planning a future evaluation of its seven ECDC Disease Programmes and has asked RAND Europe to establish a common protocol for the evaluation.