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    Measuring Impact: How Australia and the UK Are Tackling Research Assessment

    The UK is the first country to attempt to allocate funding based on the wider societal impact of research, and in 2012, a subset of higher education institutions in Australia ran a small-scale pilot exercise to assess impact and understand the potential challenges of the process. What can be learned by comparing the UK and Australian approaches?

    Dec 8, 2014

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    Journal Article

    A Promising Thaw

    The relationship between New Zealand and the United States has seen ups and downs over the past 60 years, but the two countries have entered a new era characterized by the ability to agree to disagree.

    Sep 1, 2014

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    Should the U.S. Move the Marines to Guam?

    The option to permanently base Marines on Guam should hinge on the benefits of the location and the costs. Guam scores poorly on both counts and better options exist. However, previous guidance provided to the Marine Corps constrains consideration of such options.

    Feb 28, 2014

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    Regulating Quality and Safety of Health and Social Care

    Many Western countries have health and social care standards but implement and apply these standards in different ways. Different regulatory mechanisms and policy instruments encourage and ensure continuous quality improvement.

    Feb 7, 2014

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    Journal Article

    Understanding Factors Associated with the Translation of Cardiovascular Research: A Multinational Case Study Approach

    We built an international consortium and developed a multinational case study approach to assess benefits arising from health research.

    Jan 1, 2014

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    Paths to Victory in the Australian Defence and Security Context

    The historical importance of commitment and motivation and the need to overmatch insurgents suggest that Australia should weigh any commitment of support against existing conditions, those that can be changed and those that can't, writes Christopher Paul.

    Oct 2, 2013

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    Updating Models for Transport Demand in Sydney, Australia

    The Sydney Strategic Travel Model (STM) informs long-term transport planning, policy development and infrastructure assessment across the Greater Sydney area. Additional model estimation work has further improved the commute mode-destination model.

    Jul 22, 2013

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    How Do Universities Identify and Demonstrate Impact?

    The Australian Technology Network of Universities asked RAND Europe to review the Excellence in Innovation for Australia (EIA) Impact Assessment Trial ('the EIA Trial'), in order to assess how well universities identified and demonstrated impact, as well as how the process could be further improved.

    Mar 27, 2013

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    Enhancement of the Pivot Point Process Used in the Sydney Strategic Travel Model

    In the third of three reports, research findings reveal what to expect for future travel patterns, long term transport planning, policy development, and infrastructure assessment across the Greater Sydney area.

    Jul 5, 2012

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    Modelling Transport Demand in Sydney, Australia

    Transport for New South Wales (NSW) operates the Sydney Strategic Travel Model (STM) to inform transport planning, policy development, and infrastructure assessment in Sydney. RAND implemented new travel frequency, mode, and destination model components of the STM; extended the model scope to include toll road choice and better access to trains, and analysed and enhanced the pivoting component of the STM to predict travel patterns.

    Mar 13, 2012

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    Sydney Strategic Model Population Synthesiser, 2006 Base

    This report documents work to update the Population Synthesiser component of the Sydney Strategic Model (STM). The Population Synthesiser generates forecasts of the future Sydney population by spatial area and socio-economic segment.

    Jan 13, 2012

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    Research Brief

    Australia's Domestic Submarine Design Capabilities: Options for the Future Submarine

    To design a new naval submarine domestically, Australia's industry and Government will need about 1,000 skilled draftsmen and engineers. Cultivating this workforce could take 15-20 years; partnering with foreign designers could expedite the process.

    Dec 22, 2011

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    News Release

    RAND Issues New Study on Australia's Submarine Design Capabilities and Capacities

    When it comes to designing a new submarine, Australia has considerable expertise, but some gaps still exist.

    Dec 15, 2011

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    Australia Has Considerable Expertise in Submarine Design, but Gaps Still Exist

    The Royal Australian Navy intends to acquire 12 new submarines to replace its Collins-class vessels. RAND assessed the domestic engineering and design skills that Australian industry and government will need to design the new submarine, identified the skills they currently possess, and evaluated how to fill any gaps between the two.

    Dec 15, 2011

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    Learning from Experience: Australia's Collins Submarine Program

    A RAND study of previously successful submarine programs reveals that future programs must focus on stability, roles and responsibilities of the government and private organizations, and the need for experienced managers and a strategic view of the submarine force and industrial base.

    Dec 9, 2011

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    Lessons from the Submarine Programs of the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia

    An examination of five submarine programs in the three countries—the UK's Astute program; the U.S. Navy's Ohio, Seawolf, and Virginia programs; and Australia's Collins program—identifies lessons that could help inform future program managers.

    Nov 16, 2011

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    Learning from Experience: Volume IV: Lessons from Australia's Collins Submarine Program

    This volume presents a set of lessons learned from Australia's Collins submarine program that could help inform future program managers.

    Nov 16, 2011

  • Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Australian Defense Minister David Johnson discuss Indo-Pacific security cooperation during a roundtable discussion with military leaders as part of the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN)


    What are lessons from U.S. Allies in Security Cooperation with Australia, France, and the U.K.?

    Like the U.S. Air Force, many U.S. allies work with partner countries on security matters, sometimes even with the same partners, but on a smaller scale. But how, where, and why do these allies engage the same countries? Numerous challenges exist within the security cooperation approaches of three U.S. allies: Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.

    Oct 5, 2011

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    News Release

    New Report Helps Inform Decisions about How Science Should Be Funded

    Project Retrosight analysed 29 case studies of cardiovascular and stroke research in Australia, Canada, and the UK, and found that clinical research has greater societal impact over a 15-20 year timescale, while basic research has greater academic impact.

    Mar 7, 2011

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    Research Brief

    Understanding the returns from cardiovascular and stroke research

    Project Retrosight analysed 29 case studies of cardiovascular and stroke research in Australia, Canada and the UK, examining the diversity of impact produced by this kind of research and identifying factors associated with various levels of payback.

    Mar 6, 2011

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