Capturing and Communicating the Value of NCDOT Research

The ability to communicate the importance and impact of research in an innovative transportation program is essential in the current climate of competitive transportation budgetary dollars. Value added by performing the research project is the foundation of communicating research impact to research stakeholders. Currently, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Research & Development (R&D) Unit does not have a formal methodology for determining success of a research project and therefore requires a research assessment methodology at the program level. In order to meet these needs, the proposed study will develop a program level research project evaluation plan/tool for the NCDOT R&D Unit. The research evaluation plan will effectively and accurately measure the cost benefit ratio of research projects, level of implementation and provide guidelines for effectively communicating research program impact to NCDOT research stakeholders. The proposed study will also develop a project prediction tool to aid in the NCDOT R&D Unit’s ability to identify potentially high value projects earlier in the planning process.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $106000
    • Contract Numbers:

      FHWA/NC/2017-21

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      North Carolina Department of Transportation

      Research and Development
      1549 Mail Service Center
      Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
    • Managing Organizations:

      North Carolina Department of Transportation

      Research and Development
      1549 Mail Service Center
      Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
    • Project Managers:

      Kirby, John

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of North Carolina, Charlotte

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      9201 University City Boulevard
      Charlotte, NC  United States  28223-0001
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nicholas, Thomas

    • Start Date: 20160801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01611920
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC/2017-21
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 26 2016 10:34AM