Research Peer Exchange: Collaborating with Institutes of Higher Learning to Ensure Quality Research, August 28-30, 2018, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) hosted a peer exchange of its research program August 28-30, 2018. The peer exchange was held on the Clemson University campus in Clemson, SC. The peer exchange team included representatives from the Kansas, Maryland, Tennessee, and South Carolina DOTs, as well as the Kentucky Transportation Center, and a representative from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). For the first time, the peer exchange team included representatives from in-state institutes of higher learning. The University of South Carolina, The Citadel, Tri-County Technical College, and Clemson University were invited to participate in the exchange and to provide their perspective on the SCDOT research process. Personnel from the SC Transportation Technology Transfer Service (T3S) also attended. The SCDOT’s main goal for the peer exchange was to identify ways to improve future collaborations with institutes of higher learning to ensure quality research. To this end, the following focus areas were discussed in the peer exchange: (1) Solicitation Process; (2) Project Administration: Steering and Implementation Committee, Proposal Guidelines, Final Reporting - Page Limits, Writing Quality, Timeliness; and (3) Marketing and Implementation. The discussions during the peer exchange identified both strengths of the SCDOT research program as well as possible opportunities for improving the program. The project administrative portion included discussions of SCDOT’s newly proposed guidelines for project proposal and final reporting, which were shared with the attendees prior to the exchange.


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  • Created Date: Oct 19 2018 4:08PM