DRISI Research Manual

Research Manual - 2014 Edition (PDF)

Table of Contents

Chapter Sections

Section 1 - Caltrans Research Program Overview

1.1 The Division of Research, Innovation and System Information
1.2 Legal Authority for Research

Section 2 - Research Program Development

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Caltrans Executive Board
2.3 Research Committees and Panels
2.4 Research Program Development Responsibilities
2.5 Funding Sources for the Research Program
2.6 State Planning and Research, Part II Annual Work Program
2.7 Additional Research Resources
2.8 Peer Exchange of the Research Program
2.9 FHWA Review of the Research Program

Section 3 - Research Project Development

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Project and Task Definition
3.3 Project Selection Process
3.4 Project Preparation

Section 4 - Research Project and Task Management

4.1 Management of Research
4.2 Management of Contracted Research
4.3 Management of In-house Research
4.4 Management of Transportation Pooled Fund Research

Section 5 - Research Evaluation

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Research Program Evaluation
5.3 Research Project Evaluation

Section 6 - Research Implementation

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Roles
6.3 Approach


Appendix A: Initialisms and Acronyms
Appendix B: Definitions
Appendix C: DRISI Research Project Plan Example
Appendix D: DRISI Annual Funding Request Process
Appendix E: DRISI Contingency Funding Request Process
Appendix F: Website Links

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