March 2010

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


TRKC passes 6000 project milestone!

The Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC) database now features more than 6040 projects funded at European (FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7) or national levels (covering 30 countries from the European Research Area).

Projects have been categorised according to the following information coverage:

  • Short profile includes information on origin, programme funding, thematic transport categories and available point of contact.
  • Profile, in addition to the above, features a more detailed project outline including background, objectives and methodology.
  • Results provide information on key project outputs as well as technical and policy implications. Available final reports and other useful project deliverables may also be downloaded.

You can browse for projects and results by funding programme or research theme or search using the Advanced Search.

TRKC workshop on transport research information at TRA 2010

The Transport Research Knowledge Centre will be present at the Transport Research Arena 2010 in Brussels with a workshop on 'Accessing transport research information'. The workshop, to be held in the afternoon of 9 June, will be chaired by Professor Anthony May of the Institute for Transport Studies, Leeds University, UK. The aim is to present and analyse a range of portals and online resources for transport research and identify complementarities, synergies and potential improvements.

Jointly organised by the European Commission, the Conference of European Directors of Roads, and the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, the third edition of the European Road Transport Research Arena (TRA) will take place in Brussels from 7 to 10 June 2010. The main theme of TRA 2010 will be 'Sustaining Road Transport Mobility through innovation in Europe'. The aim of this four-day event is to provide stakeholders of transport research and development with a platform to debate innovation for sustainable mobility in Europe, leading to a greener, safer and smarter transport system.

For further information on TRA 2010 please see: