Key Dates for Research Needs (2019)

updated Feb 14, 2019, 12:22 PM

April 1 Submit research idea writeups to the Research Subcommittee chair, Steven Buckley ( with a copy to Kelly Hardy (

April 5 Research Subcommittee sends research ideas to Committee on Safety for review

April 23 Ratings from Committee on Safety due to Research Subcommittee

April 30-May 2 Research Subcommittee meets to rank research ideas (AASHTO Committee on Safety Meeting)

May 30 Research Subcommittee sends ranking and comments on research ideas back to authors

August 30 Full research problem statements due to Research Subcommittee, to be sent to Committee on Safety for review

September 20 Rankings and comments due to Research Subcommittee

October 18 Research Subcommittee finalizes rankings

November 1 Research problem statements due

Note: Research problem statements can also be submitted for consideration for NCHRP funding by individual state DOTs, and those do not need to follow the process or deadlines for the Committee on Safety (but they’re still due to NCHRP by November 1)