NCHRP Implementation Support Program. Building Capacity for Self-Assessment of Data Effectiveness for Agency Business Needs

State departments of transportation (DOTs) and partner transportation agencies produce, store, manage, and use substantial amounts of diverse data and information to support their transportation-system performance management, project delivery, asset management, public safety, environmental protection, and other business areas. Periodic assessment of their data’s costs and effectiveness, and management practices in supporting the agency’s business needs is a means for ensuring that their data are relevant, current, reliable, secure, well documented, and available for analysis and decision making; and that duplications of data collection efforts are avoided. NCHRP research produced a guidebook, NCHRP Report 814: Data to Support Transportation Agency Business Needs: A Self-Assessment Guide, to help decision makers and data practitioners to evaluate and improve their data quality and data management practices. The objectives of this research implementation project were to encourage dissemination and application of the principles and practices presented in NCHRP Report 814: Data to Support Transportation Agency Business Needs: A Self-Assessment Guide by: (1) Developing a plan to deliver professional services support for selected agencies undertaking to apply the principles and practices presented in NCHRP Report 814; (2) Preparing guidance and communication materials, supplemental to NCHRP Report 814, on preparation for and support of the conduct of a data self-assessment; (3) Providing limited assistance to each agency during the data self-assessment; and (4) Documenting effective practices of participating agencies that could be transferrable to other agencies for adopting principles and practices for assessing and improving their data adequacy to support agency business needs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $220000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44(12)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Lemer, Andrew

  • Performing Organizations:

    Spy Pond Partners, LLC

    Arlington, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Harrison, Frances

    Duke, William

  • Start Date: 20201007
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220509
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220509

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01703370
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44(12)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2019 4:25PM