Publications

Most of our work is published and freely downloadable.

Treatment for dementia: Learning from breakthroughs for other conditions

Treatment for dementia: Learning from breakthroughs for other conditions

Given that recent progress has been limited in research and innovation on dementia treatment, the UK Department of Health (DH) commissioned RAND Europe to examine breakthroughs in the treatment of four health conditions and identify potentially transferable lessons for the dementia context. This report discusses these insights and describes three policy action areas to support progress in dementia.

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The NIHR i4i programme: A review of progress and contributions to innovation

The NIHR i4i programme: A review of progress and contributions to innovation

This report describes an evaluation of the NIHR's Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme, which aims to support the development of innovative medical technologies for the benefit of patients. RAND Europe carried out the evaluation, identifying outputs and impacts of i4i-funded projects, and examining the factors that influence projects' performance and progress.

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Venture Research: Fostering trust and freedom in research funding

Venture Research: Fostering trust and freedom in research funding

Can scientists who question the ideas of their peers win funding? A UK funding programme was formed around the idea they struggle to do so, but that civilisation urgently needs their radical ideas. This programme, BP’s Venture Research Unit, sought to identify and support these scientists. We have produced a concise summary of how the programme worked.

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Evaluation of the Structural Genomics Consortium

Evaluation of the Structural Genomics Consortium

The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) commissioned RAND Europe and the Institute on Governance in Canada to provide an evaluation of the SGC's unique, open-access model of pre-competitive drug discovery, to understand the nature and diversity of its benefits for partnering organisations as well as for the wider research community.

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Regulatory cultures and research governance

Regulatory cultures and research governance

This report results from a comparative study of the practice of those who are subject to regulatory requirements in the health research, medical drugs, environmental and financial sectors conducted to assist understanding of health research governance in the UK.

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Mental Health Retrosight - Final report on Phase 1

Mental Health Retrosight - Final report on Phase 1

Mental Health Retrosight is a three year, multicountry project to investigate the translation and payback from mental health and neuroscience research into clinical application and community practice. It will look at research in mental health over the past 20-25 years in Canada, the US and the UK.

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Project Retrosight - The Policy Report

Project Retrosight - The Policy Report

This project explores the impacts arising from cardiovascular and stroke research funded 15-20 years ago and attempts to draw out aspects of the research, researcher or environment that are associated with high or low impact.

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Project Retrosight - The Methodology Report

Project Retrosight - The Methodology Report

This project explores the impacts arising from cardiovascular and stroke research funded 15–20 years ago and attempts to draw out aspects of the research, researcher or environment that are associated with high or low impact.

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Project Retrosight - The Case Studies

Project Retrosight - The Case Studies

This project explores the impacts arising from cardiovascular and stroke research funded 15-20 years ago and attempts to draw out aspects of the research, researcher or environment that are associated with high or low impact. The project is a case study-based review of 29 cardiovascular and stroke research grants, funded in Australia, Canada and UK between 1989 and 1993.

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Healthcare Technology Co-operatives: Filling a niche in the English R&D landscape

Healthcare Technology Co-operatives: Filling a niche in the English R&D landscape

The Department of Health (England) commissioned this evaluation of the pilot Health Technology Cooperatives (HTCs), which are part of its research infrastructure. Its purpose is to explore how this initiative has affected relationships between clinical, industrial and academic partners; how the HTCs fit into the current health innovation landscape; and the alignment of HTC activities to the goals set out in the NIHR strategy.

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In Search of the Holy Grail - Understanding Research Success

In Search of the Holy Grail - Understanding Research Success

This paper considers the continuing challenges facing research funders when trying to allocate research money. It focuses on the area of research policy in mental health research funding, with a particular emphasis on funding for schizophrenia research, and provides an overview of research policy in the last 20-25 years.

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