June 2009

Latest news from the Transport Research Knowledge Centre


Dear readers,

We are back with the latest news about the Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC). The TRKC is a free database featuring up-to-date information on European transport research activities. It enables policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders to access results of EU or nationally financed transport research in the European Research Area (ERA).

In this bulletin, we report on the following issues:

Enjoy reading!
The TRKC project team


Freight Transport Thematic Research Summary Published

Freight Transport Thematic Research Summary Published

This document provides a synthesis of available results from completed European research projects related to freight transport. The first part includes a brief overview of the scope of the theme and summarises relevant policy developments in the EU. The second part contains a synthesis of the main findings and policy implications and identifies the need for further research.

The Freight Transport Thematic Research Summary is available for download in the 'Publications' section of the TRKC portal.

Customised RSS feeds: your personal updates on new TRKC content!

As a transport specialist, you will probably focus on a specific area of transport research and would prefer to only receive updates relevant to this topic. Now, it's possible.

Our customised RSS feature allows you to subscribe – using a desktop Newsreader software or an online feed reader service – to updates on any specific search result. For example, you could use our Browse by funding origin page to see all FP6 project profiles. After your search, you can subscribe to the RSS feed on that specific result list, by clicking on the RSS icon above the results. From that point on, whenever we upload a new FP6 profile, you will see it appearing in your feedreader client. Similarly, you could use the Advanced Search page to look for information concerning Freight transport – or any other query, that's entirely up to you – and subscribe to the RSS feed based on the results.

As this function is a new addition to our service, we are very much interested in your opinion about it. How useful do you think it is? How could it be improved? Please send us your thoughts via the TRKC Helpdesk.

Send us your news

We value your participation, therefore a new interactive tool has been developed on the TRKC portal so that you can send us your news about projects on transport research. You are very welcome to send us your contribution through the submit news webpage. With your input the Transport Research Community will be better informed and your activities and successes will be better known.