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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 […]

The challenges and opportunities of ‘nudging’

  • Posted June 23, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
The article published in The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health critically discusses a behavioural economics’ approach in the area of health, focussing both on its theoretical foundation and the determinants of health access. Nudging – which refers to the framing of a choice set without restricting the available options – has been contested in health-related […]

Open Evidence wins the tender on the “Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour”

  • Posted March 25, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
Open Evidence won the tender on the “Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour”, a study launched by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers – Consumers and Food Safety Unit of the European Commission. The study will shed light on the concerns about the […]

The European Commission publishes the Final Report on Testing CO2/Car labelling options and consumer information

  • Posted March 18, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
The Final Report on Testing CO2/Car labelling options and consumer information conducted for the European Commission’s Directorate General CLIMA was published on 21 June 2013 and is available for download. The study tested possible new variants of car eco-labels and promotional material in experimental settings, providing policy recommendations on how to devise measures that contribute […]

The European Commission published the Final Report on Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among General Practitioners

  • Posted March 18, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
The European Commission published the Final Report on Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among General Practitioners (2013) funded by Unit 4 of DG CONNECT today. The study comprised a survey among General Practitioners in 31 countries (EU 27 + Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Turkey) to measure and explain levels of availability and adoption of eHealth applications and […]

Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

  • Posted February 20, 2014

  • Posted by Federica Porcu
The European Commission published a press release on the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs in the light of the World Economic Forum in Davos today. The EC reinforced its commitment to delivering digital training opportunities and jobs and called for increased participation in order to seize the opportunity to help “Europe drive the next ICT […]

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