Latest news from the Transport Research Knowledge Centre
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:
If you work in the transport or research sectors and find the Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC) a useful resource, it may be that your organisation has a website covering similar themes.
Why not add a link to the TRKC?
This can help your users by informing them of the TRKC's comprehensive information on transport research programmes, projects and policies. In return we will add a link to your website to the TRKC Link Library where it will be searchable and easily found by TRKC users interested in your organisation's areas of activity.
You may prefer to link to an individual section of the TRKC that is particularly relevant, whether news, events or publications.
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 FP7 project profiles online. 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 FP7 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.
Spice up your website with the most up-to-date content from TRKC! You can use not only our homepage news but pick any search result you find interesting and share the latest hits with your own website's visitors. Most recent projects on rail transport? Projects dealing with environmental aspects of urban transport? Research programmes from Finland, Spain, or Austria? You name it.
it's dead simple: Just search
for the information you're interested on the TRKC website. On top of
the results list – right next to the RSS feed icon – click the 'Add to
your site' link. You will be offered a small script that you just copy and
paste in your website's code. Immediately, your visitors can see a box
(style it with CSS as you like) with the updated content from the TRKC
website. Impressive, isn't it?
Disseminate your news and events via TRKC!
Are you involved in a transport research project? If you would like to promote the final workshop or any other public event of your project to an interested audience, the TRKC event calendar will help you reach the right audience. Our calendar brings together all relevant European events in transport research – as well as publicising major events worldwide – and is therefore frequently visited by researchers, public administration officials and specialised journalists from all over Europe.
Adding an event to our calendar is simple as it can be. With our online submission form, you can add your event within a couple of minutes. Our publication team will then review and publish it within a few days.
We value your participation and expertise, therefore an interactive tool has been developed on the TRKC portal so that you can send us your news about projects or other related activities 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.
New project profiles
See the latest project profiles available in our searchable database. There are about 400 projects from FP6 available (and almost 6 000 European and national projects in total). New descriptions and result summaries are being added continually.
New transport events
Find out what is going on in the world of transport research through the TRKC events calendar. New event announcements are published regularly.
Submit your project
Whether you coordinate 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!
Add your events
Aware of a relevant transport research information source online? Share it with us and other TRKC users!
Ask the helpdesk
Any questions? Write to the TRKC Helpdesk!
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