This section shares proven practices and promising new approaches to managing individual projects and research programs as a whole. Relevant documents and work products you will find here include:

  • Encumbrance / Expenditure Management – How do you ensure you expend allocated funds within the time allowed?
  • Project and Program Databases – What databases, off-the-shelf or custom-developed, you are using to manage your projects and programs.
  • Project and Program Management Tools – Templates, samples, and best practices the research community can draw on for their own projects and programs (e.g., progress reporting, status reporting, project tracking).
  • Research Facilities – What transportation research facilities exist to conduct research?
  • Research Portfolio Management – How do you manage your portfolio of projects to ensure they are on track, not duplicating effort, working together, and maximizing your research budget?