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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 effort of the TRB Conduct of Research (CoR) Committee, the AASHTO Research Advisory Committee (RAC), and the USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).

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Current List of CoR Members
New Member Guide

Sue Sillick
Montana Department of Transportation

Hau Hagedorn
Portland State University

TRB Staff Representative
James Bryant

 Committee members and friends are invited to join our google groups discussion.

News and Updates

  • Conduct of Research Committee 2017 Call for Papers Please visit the following link to submit papers on any topic focused on the goals and mission of our committee: https://annualmeeting.mytrb.org/CallForPapers/Details/299 Topics include: Changing Research Needs in Transportation, Future Directions for State Agencies Funding Academic Research, Enhancing the Effectiveness of Research Funding at the State Level, Best Practices and Methodologies for Conducting Citizen Science Research. 
    Posted Jun 10, 2016, 11:22 AM by Brenda Thomas
  • Barbara Harder Designated as an Emeritus Member of CoR During Annual Meeting Over 30 years of service as a TRB committee member, Barbara Harder was named an emeritus member of CoR during January's annual meeting in Washington D.C. Harder has served 20 of those years as a CoR member, including 6 as co-chair. Her leadership achievements include co-lead for Ahead of the Curve: Mastering the Art of Transportation Research Management; Triennial Strategic Plans in 2009, 2012, and 2015; subcommittee chair for international activities goal area (2009-2012) and service to TRB goal areas (2012-present); and section chair on Research and Education Membership as well as Management and Finance. In addition, Harder has an extensive publication history, she's the current liasion from CoR to Tech Transfer Committee ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2016, 7:48 AM by Brenda Thomas
  • Communications Goal Group Active Brenda Thomas and John Sangster met with Pat Casey on September 21 to discuss the new action plan for the group.
    Posted Sep 21, 2015, 7:03 AM by Patrick Casey
  • CoR Member David Jared Promoted Congratulations, David, on your recent promotion to Georgia DOT Assistant State Research Engineer!
    Posted Mar 2, 2015, 10:09 AM by Patrick Casey
  • COR Sponsored Sessions at TRB 2015 Once again, we've compiled a Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting guide to Conduct of Research committee sponsored/co-sponsored paper or conference sessions, committee meetings, and sessions that may be of interest to those managing research programs. To make it easier, there is a calendar file at the bottom of this page (COR Sessions at TRB.ics) that you can download and add to your calendar! Check out the guide here: https://sites.google.com/site/conductofresearchcommittee/2015-cor-guide-to-trb
    Posted Jan 5, 2015, 1:56 PM by Joe Hagedorn
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