News and Updates

This page contains news and updates from the CoR Committee co-chairs and Goal Group leaders.

Barbara Harder Designated as an Emeritus Member of CoR During Annual Meeting

posted Feb 17, 2016, 7:48 AM by Brenda Thomas

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; she's active in AASHTO RAC and FHWA Turner Fairbank. "We are honored to have Barbara continue in this role," said Sue Sillick, current co-chair of CoR. "She has been a great leader among her peers and has set a path to increase the quality and effectiveness of transportation research for years to come."

Communications Goal Group Active

posted Sep 21, 2015, 7:03 AM by Patrick Casey

Brenda Thomas and John Sangster met with Pat Casey on September 21 to discuss the new action plan for the group.

CoR Member David Jared Promoted

posted Mar 2, 2015, 10:09 AM by Patrick Casey

Congratulations, David, on your recent promotion to Georgia DOT Assistant State Research Engineer!

COR Sponsored Sessions at TRB 2015

posted Jan 5, 2015, 1:50 PM by Joe Hagedorn   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 1:56 PM ]

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:

CoR Seeks Session Ideas for 2015 TRB Annual Meeting

posted Jul 31, 2014, 3:25 PM by Linda Preisen   [ updated Jul 31, 2014, 3:25 PM ]

CoR is actively seeking session ideas for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting. If you have an idea for a session that CoR could organize and sponsor, you are encouraged to contact committee chairs Jason Bittner at and Barbara Harder at to share your idea and/or volunteer to assist with session planning.

Minutes Available - July 2014 CoR Meeting

posted Jul 31, 2014, 3:22 PM by Linda Preisen   [ updated Jul 31, 2014, 3:26 PM ]

The final meeting minutes from the July 11, 2014 Conduct of Research (CoR) Committee web access meeting have been posted at the CoR Meetings and Newsletters Web PagePlease mark your calendar for the next CoR meeting, scheduled for Friday September 12, 2014 from 11 AM – 1 PM Central (web access/conference call).

Join the New CoR LinkedIn Group

posted Feb 15, 2014, 8:58 AM by Patrick Casey   [ updated Feb 15, 2014, 9:04 AM ]

If you're a member of LinkedIn please join the TRB Conduct of Research Committee's new LinkedIn Group. Thanks to CoR member John Sangster for creating the group. Here are some reasons for members and Friends to join: (1) Put names to faces and see the professional profiles and relationships of your committee colleagues. (2) Link to colleagues and other transportation Groups to stay abreast of recent developments. (3) When you update your LinkedIn profile, other CoR members will see what you're up to. (4) Have an easy way to start discussions and make comments. (5) Let your colleagues know what's new in your world - post a comment when you join the Cor LinkedIn Group!

Agenda for Committee Meeting 1/14/14

posted Jan 7, 2014, 1:20 PM by Jason Bittner

I've attached the agenda for our committee meeting and also the current 2013 TRB Critical Issues.
I look forward to seeing you next week.

And don't forget to allow yourself time to participate in our Thursday morning workshop on the Ahead of the Curve program.

2014 TRB Guide

posted Dec 26, 2013, 10:52 AM by Joe Hagedorn

The Conduct of Research Committee's guide to TRB has been posted on our website. Please check it out to help determine which sessions will assist you in learning more about Research (on research).  Here is the link to the guide:

Conduct of Research Named a Blue Ribbon Committee!

posted Nov 4, 2013, 9:15 PM by Patrick Casey   [ updated Nov 4, 2013, 9:15 PM ]

The Conduct of Research Committee was selected as a 2014 Blue Ribbon Committee in an announcement by the Transportation Research Board Technical Activities Council.  Our committee was selected based on the strengths of our contributions to the overall transportation community.  

The TRB Technical Activities Council (TAC) Blue Ribbon Committees Program recognizes exemplary best practice standing committee activities and the volunteer efforts associated with those activities.  The Blue Ribbon Committees serve as role models, with committee Chairs and members sharing their experiences with others. 

Special thanks to Sue Sillick and especially Daniel Yeh for preparing our nomination!

The recognitions of TAC 2014 TAC Blue Ribbon Committees include the following:

·         Presentation of certificate to the committee Chair at Deen Lecture & Awards Session at 2014 TRB Annual Meeting

·         Name badge ribbons for committee members at 2014 Annual Meeting

·         Recognition in TRB Chairman’s Luncheon program and reserved seating for Blue Ribbon Committee Chairs

·         Recognition in TRB Annual Meeting issue of TR News

·         Use of 2014 TAC Blue Ribbon Committee logo by Committee on their website and materials

·         Possible request(s) for Blue Ribbon Committees to help mentor other committees

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