News from the Transport Research Knowledge Centre

March 2008

Latest news from the Transport Research Knowledge Centre


This e-bulletin brings you the latest news about the Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC). The TRKC is an information portal with a comprehensive overview of transport research in the European Research Area. As well as descriptions of research projects and funding programmes, it features summaries of results and analyses of policy implications.

Note that in 2007 the TRKC website moved to

Enjoy reading!
The TRKC project team


We are constantly increasing the number of project descriptions on the website, with a focus on EU-funded transport research activities. For example, you can currently browse 132 project profiles from the 6th RTD Framework Programme – with many more being added every week.

We have also made available over 5000 short profiles of European or nationally-funded research projects. These records give a good overview of ongoing and finished research activities. They also feature contact details for project partners in case you are interested in more detailed information about a particular project and its results.

We launched the TRKC Support Network at the end of 2007 to give our website users a say in  the way we further improve and develop our services. Since then, we have constantly been welcoming new members – when are you going to join?

The TRKC project team attended the European Commission's FP7 Transport Research Information Day in Brussels on 7th February. This proved to be an excellent opportunity to distribute TRKC publications and to discuss our online services with members of the transport research community.

The next big event in the European transport research calendar is without doubt the Transport Research Arena in Ljubljana in April 2008. Our team will be demonstrating TRKC services on the European Commission’s stand. Don't miss the opportunity to meet us there. Tell us what you think about the website, and give us your suggestions for further improvements.

And we have some more big news in store – details in our next e-bulletin!



Submit your project

Whether you co-ordinate an EU-funded project or undertake national research in your own country – share your success and good practice by posting your project's profile on the TRKC website! You can use our Word form and send it to or upload project information directly via our secure extranet.

Transport events online

Find out what’s going on in the world of transport research through the TRKC events calendar. New event announcements are published regularly. You can also publish your own event on the TRKC website.

New TRKC Postcard

A growing TRKC community ensures more accurate and up-to-date information for everybody. Help us to spread the word on TRKC! Download and distribute the TRKC postcards: "Bringing all transport research together" and "Have you submitted your project?"

Support network

Feedback from our users is the most valuable source for further improvements to the TRKC portal. All stakeholders are welcome to join the TRKC Support Network and thus contribute to greater usability and more appealing content on the website.


Any questions? Write to the TRKC Helpdesk – via mail or online!


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