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UNITED NATIONS - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit and officially came into force in 2016.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.  The SDGs aim to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

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NTRAP: NATIONAL TRAUMA RESEARCH ACTION PLAN RESEARCH AGENDA DELPHI PROTOCOL

Studies have estimated that 20% of civilian deaths after injury and 25% of U.S. battlefield deaths are potentially survivable: so 40,000 Americans may die needlessly each year. Aside from the unacceptable human toll, traumatic injury is extraordinarily expensive costing $671 billion in 2013 for lifetime medical care and work loss. Sponsored by the United States Department of Defense, this study will develop a National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP) that unifies the U.S. trauma community around a prioritized, comprehensive research agenda. The NTRAP will provide the framework for a coordinated research program that identifies critical gaps in trauma research and unifies and focuses research efforts across federal agencies and within the civilian and military medical sectors. 

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SPACESCAPE: THE FUTURE OF SPACE IN 100 YEARS - WORKSHOP BY THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES SPACE AGENCY

Space futurists will carry out a Delphi exercise at a workshop organized by the the UAE Space Agency to  generate  future  plausible  scenarios  that  articulate how the space future could evolve in 100 years, and what challenges must be overcome to realize the goal of settling on Mars and other parts of the solar system.  The workshop will provide a common space for space-experts to develop a shared vision about plausible scenarios on how the space future could evolve in the short -medium-to-long term. Finally, the white paper will provide a set of recommendations in the form of an action roadmap, including policies, initiatives, investment, and collaboration needs.

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UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME - HUMAN RIGHTS

The purpose of this evaluation is to i) review progress and achievements against its expected objectives and outcomes over the programme duration, including lessons learned, and challenges faced by the programme; ii) review the impact/results of GHRSP interventions mostly at regional and global levels but also at country level where applicable, within the wider context of strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights in the UNDG (iii) identify strategic opportunities for a continued engagement of UNDP and its partners with the aim of improving policy and programme support at all levels.

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IMMERSE - INTEGRATION OF REFUGEE AND MIGRANT CHILDREN IN EUROPE

IMMERSE is a Europen Union Horizon 2020 funded project aimed at mapping the integration of refugee and migrant children in Europe.  The specific aim of this study is to select the final 30 indicators that will compose IMMERSE dashboard of indicators.  These indicators will be co-created by refugee and migrant children, their families, researchers, NGOs, learning institutions and policymakers.   The dashboard will compile the main parameters and indicators to be collected and analysed regarding the integration of refugee and migrant children. 

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RECODE-DCM: RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND COMMON DATA ELEMENTS FOR DEGENERATIVE CERVICAL MYELOPATHY

DCM stands for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and this study - carried out by University of Cambridge and AOSPINE - is a consensus process to improve research efficiency in DCM. RECODE-DCM (REsearch Objectives and COmmon Data Elements for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy) aims to shape the way future DCM research is carried out, by developing a number of recommendations to improve research efficiency. By carrying out more effective and efficient research, we hope to increase our understanding of DCM and improve the lives of people with DCM. [Read Study

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FISTERA: THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

The FISTERA Delphi study was set up to provide the European Commission with information on the evolution of information and communication technologies. The study was to gain knowledge about the social implications of this evolution and how the broader context within this evolution takes place. The focus was also on social developments, the set-up of the IST knowledge infrastructure within Europe, issues dealing with the industrial strength, the human resources aspect and the priority setting issue. 

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DEVELOPING CRITERIA AND METRICS FOR ASSESSING RECYCLED WATER PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS

Recycling water is a strategy that each state is pursuing with the intention of minimizing water shortages. Many states however have been unable to reach goals for volume of water recycled. Recycled water literature focuses primarily on program implementation. Established programs have been little studied and very few have been evaluated in a meaningful way to allow cross comparison of programs. Thus, this study proposes a universal set of evaluative criteria and associated metrics that can be applied in a program evaluation. 

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MINIMUM PRACTICE STANDARDS FOR THE SPEECH PATHOLOGY PROFESSION IN AUSTRALIA

This project is intended to shape the future of the standards for speech pathology practice in Australia. The multiple stages of the Delphi consultation test ways of characterising the speech pathology role using approaches other than the existing Range of Practice Areas. The revised standards will communicate what a practising speech pathologist in Australia must know, understand and be able to do, to the extent that is relevant to their current speech pathology role and work context.

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FESTOS: SECURITY THREATS POSED BY EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Project FESTOS deals with future security threats posed by emerging technologies and emerging areas of applied research.  The main goal of the project was to identify and assess these potentially evolving threats and to propose policy guidelines aimed at minimizing the likelihood of their realisation.  In accordance with the project‘s workplan, the scanning effort focused on selected technologies in five main fields: ICTs, Nanotechnologies, Biotechnology, Robotics, New Materials, and Converging Technologies (i.e. Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno convergence).  

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SSH-FUTURES: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES FOR EUROPE

The SSH-FUTURES project, co-funded by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme, investigates the opportunities for complementary development and closer coupling of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe, their mutual interactions with social demands and the potential value of including such an approach within research policies in Europe. The project is organized in six work packages, four of which are conceptualized to produce new insights on the production and use of social science and humanities research now and in the future. 

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ELOST: E-GOVERNMENT FOR LOW SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS GROUPS

The ELOST project was set up with the support of the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme to make recommendations on e-inclusion and e-Government. The overall goal of the ELOST project is to develop policy recommendations for increasing awareness and usage of e-Government services among low socioeconomic status groups (LSGs). The project includes a comparative cross cultural study of barriers on e-Government use by LSGs in six countries including Israel, Austria, France, Germany, Bulgaria and Finland.

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EVIDENCE ON THE MAIN FACTORS INHIBITING MOBILITY AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCHERS

The  aim  of  this  study  is  to  present  evidence  of  the  views  of  researchers  on  a  range  of factors that may inhibit researcher mobility and career development within the emerging European Research Area. Enhancing the mobility of researchers has become an important goal of European research policy. An initial set of potential inhibiting factors were extracted from ongoing policy and scholarly debates about scientific mobility.

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STAKEHOLDER ASSESSMENTS OF CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE IN THE UK

This  study describes  the  development  of  methods  and  approaches  aimed  at  bringing  together  diverse  knowledge  and  stakeholder  values  as  part  of  a  broader Integrated Assessment (IA) process applied to the Carbon Capture and Storage  (CCS)  family  of  technologies. The research is described in seven published journal papers with the common aim of supporting a fuller understanding of the implications of and potential for CCS in the UK.

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EUFORIA: KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY FORESIGHT

EUFORIA is a pilot project aiming to systematically implement a number of foresight methods in order to enlighten the path towards a European Knowledge Society. The project looks at life as a mix of living conditions, working conditions and industrial relations through experimental, developmental and future-oriented methods in which this Delphi survey played a key part. The cross-national multilingual online Delphi survey carried out for the Euforia project has focused on issues related to the European Knowledge Society and its impacts on living conditions, industrial relations and working conditions.

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CHARACTERIZING ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING AND ITS INFLUENCES

This  exploratory  study  used  the  Delphi  research technique to identify an ethical decision-making definition that higher administration leaders in  both  the  United  States  and  Poland  use  to  make  ethical  decisions  and  identify  the environmental  factors that  influence their decisions. Using  this  information  will  create  a  better  understanding  of  the practices  and  approaches  to  ethics  that  leaders  use  because  of  the  huge  influence  they  have and exert on people within their own organization and society around them.


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EXTACAST - POLITICAL FORECASTING

A panel with diverse expertise (statisticians, professional election betters, campaign vets, pundits, and academics) are invited to make and justify forecasts through Surveylet, then revise based on the anonymized forecasts of the other panelists, until a consensus emerges. This framework is expected to outperform existing political forecasting methods on outcomes  including on outcomes including: 2020 Presidential primaries and general election;What the 116th Congress will accomplish; The next Supreme Court battle.