Moving Research into Practice

The National Cooperative Highway Research Pro­gram (NCHRP) manages practical, applied research that addresses problems identified by practitioners and managers in state departments of transportation (DOTs). NCHRP publishes the research results and delivers implementable products. The benefits from the project findings, however, begin with implementation by state DOTs and other transportation agencies. To ensure that the research products are viable, NCHRP considers implementation throughout the course of a project—from the development of the problem statement to the awarding of the research contract and beyond to the completion of the research. The Implementation Support Program, part of Moving Research into Practice, has funding of approximately $2 million per year to facilitate implementation of NCHRP research results. Funding requests will be reviewed and approved by NCHRP Panel 20-44, who will also help panels coordinate with other national implementation funding programs, such as Every Day Counts (EDC), Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID), Transportation Pooled Fund, and others. The implementation plan shall include at least the following components: (1) Identification of individuals from state DOTs who will participate in the project as early implementers of the research product; these individuals will partner with the contractor team, the project panel, and other relevant stakeholders to form an implementation team; (2) Description of the audience(s) or "market(s)" for the research product and a value proposition that clearly articulates the benefits of implementing the results; (3) Realistic assessment of impediments and drivers (i.e., Competency, Organization, and Leadership Drivers as described in "NCHRP Active Implementation" available at: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/docs/NCHRP20-44_ActiveImplementation-TRNews.pdf) to successful implementation of the research product; and (4) Targeted activities to achieve the project objective, such as demonstration or pilot projects in host agencies, regional workshops, peer exchanges, development of promotional materials, or the creation and cultivation of a “community of practice”.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44

  • 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:

    Mohan, Sid

  • Start Date: 19951001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01647495
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2017 3:02PM