Accelerating the Application of NCHRP Research Results

In an applied research program like the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), application of results is the most important measure of success. The NCHRP has been successful by this measure; results of NCHRP research are used by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) committees and member departments, but there is a need to continually look for ways to do better. This project is to focus on improved methods of delivering research findings and promoting their use. The following activities are examples of areas that could benefit from greater attention. These activities are currently carried out by NCHRP staff, but the level of effort is limited by the demands of other duties associated with initiation and execution of research projects: a) validating research products (e.g., testing NCHRP-developed computer software before widespread distribution); b) using innovative dissemination media to supplement or even replace the written report; c) working with AASHTO committees and other code-writing groups to facilitate adoption of NCHRP recommendations; d) providing financial support for NCHRP researchers or other champions to assist potential users of NCHRP products; e) tracking and documenting applications of NCHRP research; and f) in general, taking advantage of unanticipated opportunities to further the delivery of research results and products.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $2050000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hedges, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:


  • Start Date: 19951001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39962

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569098
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2015 2:46AM