A Guide to Ensure Access to the Publications and Data of Federally Funded Transportation-Related Research

In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a memo titled, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research.” The goal of the policy is to ensure that, as stated in the memo, “to the greatest extent and with the fewest constraints possible and consistent with law and the objectives set out below, the direct results of federally funded scientific research are made available to and useful for the public, industry, and the scientific community. Such results include peer-reviewed publications and digital data.” The memo goes on to require that any research project utilizing federal funds must include open access research data management and publication plans and must provide for the long-term preservation and access of data and publications. The transportation sector has only recently begun to look at issues of long-term research data preservation and open access, although there are a number of transportation agencies and organizations that have experience with quite large research data sets. Some federal agencies and organizations that receive federal funding have had data management requirements in place for several years, creating a pool of knowledge and experience from which the transportation research community can draw. Research is needed to develop useful guidance and implementation activities to assist state departments of transportation (DOTs), other public agencies, and transportation research organizations to efficiently and effectively ensure access to the results of federally funded transportation-related research. The objective of this research is to develop guidance and activities to assist state DOTs, other public agencies, and transportation research organizations to efficiently and effectively ensure access to the results of federally funded transportation-related research. Such results include but are not limited to research-generated data and literature such as peer-reviewed publications and project final reports.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $249960
  • Contract Numbers:

    20-110

  • 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:

    Parker, Stephan

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan  United States  48109
  • Principal Investigators:

    Flannagan, Carol

  • Start Date: 20160805
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40226

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572343
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 20-110
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2015 1:00AM