VIVE’s mission is defined in our founding legislation. Our mission is to carry out and disseminate application-oriented research and analysis related to the development of the Danish welfare state, the living conditions of the population and the organization of the public sector, including to promote quality development, better use of resources and governance. VIVE is to contribute to improving the knowledge base for developing the welfare state and the basis for decisions on legislation and administration.
- that our production and dissemination of knowledge is up-to-date and relevant – for the benefit of the development of the Danish welfare state
- that we are the preferred and indispensable supplier of knowledge who can qualify and support decision processes for public decision makers, private stakeholders and the general public
- that we are Denmark’s strongest environment for applied research and analysis in the area of welfare and a natural choice as a collaborative partner at home and abroad
The following core values characterize VIVE and all of VIVE’s activities. These are basic values on which VIVE will not compromise:
VIVE’s research and analysis is impartial and founded in basic principles of research integrity. This applies both when we produce knowledge under contract with external parties and when we ourselves initiate research and analysis projects. This impartiality is a fundamental basis of our credibility. Impartiality is crucial in choice of method, analysis work and dissemination, and we protect our impartiality through a strong focus on a high level of professional integrity and transparency. All our analyses and research reports are published and made publically available, and both the results and methodological basis are disclosed for all to see.
We have a focus on securing the quality of the scientific content in the research and analysis process and in the dissemination of results. Our publications are based on strong methodological competencies, solid knowledge from practice, reference to knowledge in the area and effective quality assurance. We draw upon the expertise of project partners, clients and other experts in the field as part of the carrying out of assignments. It is central for the quality of VIVE’s products that we regularly have work published in international scientific journals. Moreover, through strong professional networks both at home and abroad we ensure that we continuously build upon existing knowledge and select the most up-to-date and relevant methods and theories in our research. A special strength is the ability to create synergy between analysis and research projects. We place great importance on ethics, integrity, data security and transparency. We are professional and open in our project management as well as in our relationship with clients and other stakeholders.
VIVE’s research and analyses are to contribute to creating a better knowledge basis regarding the central challenges of the welfare state, as well as contributing to ensure better quality and use of resources in the public sector and the welfare state generally. Our knowledge is to be relevant and address current issues, and we think usability into all our projects – right from the early stages of idea development to the final dissemination of the results, and in how knowledge is translated into practice and challenges existing practice. VIVE produces both knowledge that is immediately usable in relation to current issues and knowledge that can affect perspectives on, qualify and contribute to new understandings of future challenges for the welfare state. We are in continuous dialogue with our stakeholders and society around us, to ensure that our knowledge is relevant and usable in practice. We strive to provide recommendations and inspiration for action based on our knowledge, and we choose forms and channels of dissemination that suit the needs of the target group.