TRB Committee Research Coordinator (CRC)

Committee Research Coordinators (CRC)

Back to Basics: Fostering and nurturing TRB committees’ contributions to transportation research.

Through Committee Research Coordinators (CRC) and the CRC Council, this initiative helps committees identify, formulate, prioritize, and promote research needs and the conduct of research, turning research needs into results.

The purpose of the TRB Committee Research Coordinators (CRCs) is to provide committees with the knowledge and tools to develop and maintain robust research portfolios through:

  • Communication, coordination, and collaboration within and among TRB committees;
  • Identification of research needs;
  • Development of peer-reviewed research needs statements (RNS) through cross-committee collaborative efforts;
  • Entry of these statements into the RNS database;
  • Sponsorship of RNS;
  • Enhancing the probability that RNS will be funded by submittal of RNS to funding programs by Committee members or co-sponsors;
  • Enhancing the sharing of information from ongoing research by monitoring of research status; and
  • Using of a variety of strategies to communicate and interact with stakeholders regarding the availability and implementation of recently completed research, and to foster discussions on the implications to practice and future research needs.

In addition, along with the Committee Chair, the CRC will inform their Committee about the role of the CRC and the Committee’s role to support the development and maintenance of a robust research portfolio.

Announcements and Recent Postings

  1. CRC Events @ the TRB Annual Meeting
  2. Research Cycle Help Guides
  3. ABJ00 Section CRC Resources
  4. CRC Q&A Session Video Recording (Note: The recording begins at the 2:20 minute mark)
  5. Problem Statement Examples
  6. BTSCRP Webinar Presentation and Recording (11/2018)
  7. ACRP Webinar Presentation and Recording (10/2018) 2018 CRC Survey Q & A
  8. ABC10 Idea/RNS Prioritization
  9. AB010T Building a Research Portfolio
  10. AB010T Research Resources
  11. AHD00 Research Topic Tracking
  12. ADD40 Documenting Research Activities on Committee Website Example
  13. AASHTO and TRB Committee Connections
  14. Literature Searches and Reviews
  15. NCHRP Overview - 2018
  16. Funding Guidebook
  17. RPPM Funding Program Deadlines Calendar
  18. NCHRP Implementation Support Program (NCHRP 20-44)
  19. Communicating the Value of Transportation Research