Facilitating Use of European Transport Research: The Transport Research Knowledge Centre

The Directorate General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission launched in 2002 a project to develop a web site, the Transport Research Knowledge Centre, providing information and analysis on research funded at European level and research in the individual countries of the European Research Area. The paper outlines the concepts and previous experiences on which the development of the Knowledge Centre builds, the processes for the collection of information and the set of products included in the web site. The Knowledge Centre reports information on research projects in a harmonized way using standard forms providing basic factual information as well as information on results and policy implications of results. The collation of research information is facilitated by the Thematic Research Summaries which provide an overview of results, and the evidence base, for a given theme. These documents, however, focus less on the policy implications or on the interaction between themes. To address the need for more policy-oriented documents, for those areas which the European Commission identified as of particular importance to policy, policy brochures are being produced, which draw on all of the themes of relevance to that area of policy.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01156981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-2299
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:04AM