If you are with a State DOT or U.S. DOT agency, send an email to Lisa Loyo and request a login. If you are with a UTC, the director of the UTC was sent login information. Contact Lisa Loyo if you do not have the login information.
The required fields are title, abstract, start date, subject category, and sponsoring organization. However, as one of the goals of the database is to connect researchers, the more information particularly on the project managers and principal investigators the more complete the record and the more helpful to users of the RiP Database.
If a State DOT enters a project record in RiP, then it is marked with the record type “DOT” which indicates it is a State DOT project. If a UTC is the performing organization, however, the UTC should notify TRB that they are involved with the project. TRB will then add the “UTC” record type to the record so that the project will be searched when locating UTC research. The UTC can also send information to TRB to update the record as necessary.
On the advanced search screen search in the sponsoring, performing, or source organization field either enter the name or the agency or use the look-up table to locate a specific agency.
If locating a State DOT or UTC projects, you can use the UTC or DOT browse pages linked from the RiP Homepage. These pages have a map of the United States which allows you to click a State and retrieve the UTC or State DOT project for that state. For State DOTs you can also select a State DOT by AASHTO region; for UTCs you can select a UTC by tier.
When you login to RiP, you see only the records for which your organization is the source agency. When you perform a search in RiP for you organization, you see all records that list your organization as the source agency, performing agency or sponsoring agency.
If you have additional comments or questions on the RiP Database, contact Lisa Loyo.