Sonja Marjanovic, director of Healthcare Innovation, Industry and Policy at RAND Europe, describes the critical success criteria for innovation in infectious disease, antimicrobial, and vaccine research and development.
RAND Europe's Sonja Marjanovic explains how changes in society have brought about opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry to innovate to better meet the needs of patients and health care systems.
Brain-computer interfaces give humans the ability to directly control machines with their minds. Before this emerging technology matures, it's important for developers to weigh the opportunities against the risks.
Health services research and primary care research portfolios funded by agencies have distinct focus areas, and most overlap is complementary, but there are gaps in research, driven by the complexity and pace of change in the U.S. health system.
This report provides an independent assessment of the breadth, scope, and impact of health services and primary care research funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from FYs 2012 to 2018.
Experts consider how monitoring the development of a COVID-19 vaccine could help to identify which of the approaches speeding development and deployment could be usefully applied more widely in the future.
Biological outbreaks have been a fear among experts for decades and human activities present windows of vulnerability. To address this, America needs to have a new approach to biosafety and biosecurity that addresses the full range of biological threats that humankind and the global environment will face in the future.
In response to SARS, China restructured its public health system in 2004. It has also prioritized health care system reforms over the past decade. What are the implications of these developments on China's response to COVID-19? And how can the United States engage China in global pandemic response?
There is still much to be done to address the COVID-19 pandemic. But it's not too early to examine shortfalls and ways to steer the United States through the crisis. What has been the federal response so far? And what role has the Department of Homeland Security in particular played?
There is increasing concern over the common, repetitive forms of blast to which military members are exposed during service, and how those exposures could affect the central nervous system. The authors of this report review the relevant literature.
This report explores innovation in citizen science as it relates to data collection, analysis, recruitment and capacity building. It also considers emerging themes and topical issues including policymaking developments.
A paper explores options for modifying or replacing peer review in the research funding system, including lotteries; self-review; open peer review; broadening participation; innovation prizes; and new technologies.
Researchers appraised metrics that medical research entities use to evaluate research portfolios. The work can help organizations select, develop, and revise metrics for their portfolios. This brief summarizes the findings and recommendations.
Researchers reviewed metrics for evaluating research portfolios used by medical research organizations and appraised their characteristics. Organizations can use their results to help select, develop, and revise metrics for research portfolios.
RAND Europe conducted a study to explore current and future changes in the research landscape (shifting environment, rapid technological developments and public policy) and how this may affect the nature of national research assessment (REF).