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TRB Conduct of Research (CoR) Committee Scope
The Conduct of Research Committee serves to increase the quality and effectiveness of transportation research by supporting and facilitating improved research planning and management processes. It promotes improved coordination between those who sponsor and conduct research and those who implement research products. It assists the Transportation Research Board in its role of stimulating research and serving as a national clearinghouse for research activities.

Research Project and Program Management
Visit the RPPM website for invaluable resources and successful practices from your colleagues in transportation research RPPM is a joint product of the TRB Conduct of Research Committee's subcommittee on Coordination and Collaboration and AASHTO Research Advisory Committee's Coordination and Collaboration Task Force.

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Current List of CoR Members

Sue Sillick
Montana Department of Transportation

Hau Hagedorn
Portland State University

Committee Secretary/Communications Goal Group Leader
    (Please contact with any News/Updates)
Cindy Smith
Mississippi Department of Transportation

TRB Staff Representative
Claire Randall
Committee members and friends are invited to join our google groups discussion.

TRB Committee Webpage:

News and Updates

  • Draft Minutes of 5/5/20 RII Web Conference Draft minutes of the May 5, 2020, Research Innovation Implementation (RII--the merged committee of T2 and COR) can be found here.  Please email Cindy Smith (cjsmith@mdot.ms.gov) with any edits. 
    Posted May 21, 2020, 10:22 AM by Cindy Smith
  • COR January Minutes Final minutes from the COR meeting in January at TRB can be found here.  
    Posted Mar 9, 2020, 1:57 PM by Cindy Smith
  • COR/T2 Merger Underway COR is merging with the Standing Committee on Technology Transfer (T2) as part of the TRB committee restructuring.  TRB has proposed Research & Innovation Management, but COR and T2 members are discussing this.  A new name and scope are due this spring.  Sue Sillick and Hau Hagedorn will continue to be co-chairs with Cynthia Jones (T2's chair). For more information on T2, please see the T2 website.  
    Posted Jan 24, 2020, 5:22 AM by Cindy Smith
  • Draft Minutes from 1/14/20 Meeting in Washington, DC Draft minutes from the COR meeting in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2020, can be found here.  Please contact Cindy Smith (cjsmith@mdot.ms.gov) with any changes. 
    Posted Jan 24, 2020, 8:20 AM by Cindy Smith
  • COR Meeting Agenda for TRB Annual Meeting The COR Committee meeting agenda for Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 8:00 am until noon can be found here.  The meeting will take place in the Liberty Salon I on Level M4 of the Marriott Marquis.  Call-in information for those who cannot attend in person is available on the agenda.  
    Posted Jan 6, 2020, 10:47 AM by Cindy Smith
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