Moving Research Into Practice. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Capturing the Impacts and Value of NCHRP Research

The objectives of this research are to: (1) Enable the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) to provide program sponsors/state departments of transportation (DOTs) with useful and actionable information about the impacts and value of NCHRP research products. (2) Develop guidance (including definitions, assumptions, assessment tools, and methods) that will enable NCHRP to consistently measure the value and impacts of its research products over time. The guidance may also be applicable to state DOTs. (3) Demonstrate use of the guidance by applying it to a variety of NCHRP research products and research portfolios to estimate, measure, or assess the value accrued through application of the results. (4) Recommend changes to the NCHRP program and processes that will enable future assessment of value. Recommendations must consider the cost of implementation, including training on how to implement the guidance, and likelihood of success by NCHRP and state DOTs. The guidance will be implementable by NCHRP, and state DOTs where appropriate, to periodically determine the effectiveness of NCHRP research products in (1) changing practices and/or standards, (2) informing policy decisions, (3) educating the transportation workforce, and (4) ultimately generating benefits to society. It will also be used to encourage wider implementation of NCHRP research products and for the continuous improvement of the NCHRP research process. The guidance will complement previous NCHRP research on measuring and communicating the value of transportation research and draw on other relevant research and practices, including from other sectors and disciplines.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $800000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44(09)

  • 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: 20181015
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01683229
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44(09)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2018 3:04PM