Welcome Committee Research Coordinators (CRC) and Committee Chairs!
The purpose of the webpage is to help TRB Committee Research Coordinators (CRCs) by providing the knowledge and tools to help their Committees develop and maintain robust research portfolios.
Beginner's Guide to Becoming a CRC
Welcome to your new role as the Committee Research Coordinator! To assist you in developing your capacities in this role, we encourage you to take the below actions:
Talk to the Committee’s previous CRC about the Committee’s research activities
Meet your Group CRC Council representative -- please send the CRC Council Chair Joe Horton an email if you need assistance in making contact
Talk to the Committee Chair about what is important
Get an understanding of what the Chair would like for you to do as the CRC, but also share what you would like to accomplish!
Plan to attend the CRC meeting that occurs on Sunday of the TRB Annual Meeting (go to this page for meeting history)
Review the documents on the Information for New CRCs page
Poll committee members about research topics
Promote usage of the Research Needs Statement (RNS) Database
Work with other Committee Research Coordinators to jointly explore topics of interest
Don’t be an island or an army of one – work with committee members and friends to develop the research activities of your committee!
Advancing CRC Responsibilities
The purpose of the CRC Council is to help (a) foster communication, coordination, and collaboration within and among TRB committees; (b) promote the development of peer-reviewed RNS and ensuing sponsorship; (c) enhance the sharing and monitoring of information from ongoing research projects; and (d) support interaction with stakeholders regarding the implementation of new research findings and synthesize implications for practice.
Accordingly, please utilize resources featured on the following pages for more information on how to help your committee cultivate a robust research portfolio:
Furthermore, check the following pages for key deadlines and further information:
Announcements and Recent Postings
RNS Database Webinar
Information for TRB Committee CRCs and Chairs
NEW RNS Submission Guide
TRB Committee Research Essentials Webinar