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The Final Report on the Study on Online Gambling published

  • Posted November 25, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
The Final Report on the Study on Online Gambling, conducted a.o. by Open Evidence Staff within the LSE & Partner Consortium, has been published The main objective of the study was to assess the behavioural response of consumers of online gambling services to protective measures tested in experimental settings. The measures tested in two behavioural […]

OE/IDC policy brief on data-intensive government

  • Posted November 5, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
In the context of our study with IDC on the EU data market, we have recently published a short report on the implications of big data for government. Here’s a summary of content: Big data already plays an important role in government by delivering better public services and supporting more effective policies. Potential savings are […]

Presentation of the Results of the Kublai project Evaluation – Rome, 21st of October 2014

  • Posted November 5, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
On Tuesday October 21st 2014 took place in Rome the presentation of the results of the evaluation of the Kublai project carried out by Open Evidence within the scope of the event “Kublai – Punto a capo: Valutazione e prospettive di un’esperienza pilota di innovazione sociale”. The aim of the event was to start from […]

Keynote at the #icitycamp2014 – Barcelona 14th November 2014

  • Posted November 5, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
ICityProject  is an European project to make easier the opening of Governments’ ICT infrastructures (information system) and offer them to third parties to develop services of public interest. A consortium of cities, companies and institutions are working together to carry out the project. Bologna and Genova, with the leading of Barcelona, shape the cities consortium. Companies […]

Give your contribution to the mapping of alternative funding mechanisms for scientific research

  • Posted October 18, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
Research and innovation policy is evolving towards an increase in the “innovation policy mix”, in a culture of experimentation of  novel approaches to innovation in policy-making. As part of this trend, research funding  itself has substantially evolved in recent years in order to meet the challenges of increased  international competition and respond to the results […]

Online Engagement for the Digital Action Day

  • Posted October 18, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
This year, for the fourth year in a row, Open Evidence has supported the European Commission in the online engagement around its main policy event, named “Digital Action Day“. We managed the online discussion before the event, gathering more than 100 comments on the different topics of the work session. During the event, both in […]

Alternative funding mechanisms for science

  • Posted October 3, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
Crowdfunding, philantropy, inducement prizes are some of the emerging ways to fund science. The European Commission Joint Research Centre has asked us to look more into this in order to understand the implications of alternative funding. Are they more effective in translating research results to market? Do they involve new players? Do they favour certain […]

Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Analyse the Efficiency of Primary Care Units

  • Posted September 18, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
The article published in the Journal of Medical Systems analyses the efficiency of primary care centres (PCCs) in adopting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices using a new database on primary care centres in the Basque Region in Spain. The methodology adopted a.o. by Cristiano Codagnone and Francisco Lupiañez in this research allows to explicitly […]

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