This site allows the transportation research community to:
Over time, we envision this site as the go-to, collective set of best practices for:
The richness of this site comes from the announcements, discussions, documents, events, and links contributed by the research community.
We need you to help us make this a vibrant one-stop-shop for transportation research program and project management information by:
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This site is organized around five main concepts:
Setting the Research Agenda - Research needs, priorities, selection processes, and timelines
Carrying Out Research - Resources for managing programs and projects to maximize research investment
Delivering Results/ Communicating Value - Resources for ensuring research lives beyond the project and makes a difference in transportation practice
Collaborating in Research Activities - Tools for collaborative partnerships and ways to connect with others who share your research goals
Choose a topic above to learn more and access the announcements, discussions, documents, links, and other work products specific to each topic.
This SharePoint website was created by the
AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Coordination and Collaboration Task Force and the
TRB Conduct of Research (COR) Committee - Coordination and Collaboration Subcommittee.
If you or your organization have any comments, would like to become involved and help set the direction of this effort, and/or are having trouble using the site, please contact
The Ahead of the Curve: Mastering the Art of Transportation Research Management training program will be featured at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Wichita.
The core course “Delivering the Research Program” is being offered on Sunday, July 22nd. For more information, contact David Jared (email@example.com) or Claire Randall at TRB (CRandall@nas.edu).
The Conduct of Research Committee is sponsoring the submission of an NCHRP synthesis statement looking at Project and Program Management Tracking Tools, Dashboards, and associated processes.
Enhancing the Research Product: Applying Project Management Tools, Systems, and Dashboards for Research Program and Project Management
The product of this synthesis would include two key products: (1) a summary document identifying usage and experiences related to research project management tracking and tools; and (2) a compilation of a handful of detailed case studies on individual programs that could be suitable for transfer to other agencies.
Statements are due February 16th. For more details, or to provide comments, contact Jason Bittner firstname.lastname@example.org
This website contains problem statements to be considered by the AASHTO Special Committee on Research and Innovation (R&I) for inclusion in the NCHRP Program. Problem statements are reviewed by NCHRP and FHWA staff to identify related research and assess the desirability of funding the project through NCHRP.
Good afternoon fellow members:
This newsletter called Highlighter has just been posted on webpage for the Office of Research and Implementation with Oklahoma DOT.
I am requesting comments and ideas from other members concerning methods for communicating the value of research. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Please accept this Update article for posting on your site. It pertains to communicating the Value of Research.
Please accept this article for publication...value of research.
As a High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST), this material composed of 100% recycled glass is environmentally friendly and it qualifies for 90% funding under the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
Anyone altering their award schedule based on the uncertainty of a programmatic extension of federal funds?
Are you interested in becoming a friend of the Ahead of the Curve:Mastering the Management of Research and Innovation Programs Task Force? Contact Barbara T. Harder at email@example.com to let her know of your interest
I'm interested in hearing if anyone has had particularly good or bad experiences with using open ended general performance contracts / task order based contracts for short term research?
It seems to be becoming more prevalent in the past couple of yeards for more on-call types of work.
Where can I find a list of AASHTO RAC members?
Hi - I'm wondering what your departments are doing to coordiante AID submittals.