Research Cycles and Timelines - Who needs what by when.
Research Planning Best Practices - How research organizations identify their research needs, scan existing international and national research, and define their annual research program.
Strategic Research Documents - Tools to develop a strategic research program. What research needs organizations and groups have identified as a priority; collectively, these priority research areas might be viewed as components of a strategic national research agenda.
Unfunded and Partially Funded Research Needs - There are a number of places where unfunded research needs exist, such as the AASHTO Transportation and Environment Research Ideas (TERI) and the TRB Research Needs Statements (RNS) databases, in reports, and on various websites. The purpose of this page is to provide a place for unfunded research needs to be posted and searchable by the Transportation Research Needs Google Custom Meta Search tool.
Search Help: Use the search box below to search for items specifically in the list of Unfunded and Partially Funded Research Needs projects (with the exception of content in the URL column that links to another website). If the search does not result in any findings, you may expand the search by using the main search box located at the top right hand of the page; this tool will search the entire website.
The needs posted below and in other places, such as those found in the AASHTO TERI and TRB RNS databases, can be searchable through the Transportation Research Needs Google Custom Meta Search. This meta search tool was developed for a number of reasons: (1) to foster collaboration between organizations with similar research needs, (2) to identify topics that can be submitted to funded research programs for consideration, and/or (3) to identify appropriate topics for academic research. A guideline on how to make websites Google Custom Search-friendly is also available.
Disclaimer: The inclusion of a research needs statement in the search results does not guarantee that the statement has been vetted by a group of expert peers, with the exception of results from the TRB Research Needs Statements (RNS) database, and confirmed as a valid research need.
Users of this search tool should conduct a thorough review of the research topic before taking action on any of the research needs statements identified through its use.
If you are interested in one or more of the following research needs, click on the Title to view the details and send an email to the contact person listed under that idea; please also complete this survey.