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Research, Development & Technology Transfer (RD&T2)
Manual of Procedures

Chapter 2 - Roles and Responsibilities


The ODOT Standing Committee on Research (SCR) is a diverse collection of ODOT experts who are appointed by Executive Leadership to conduct the following activities:

  • Assist IRIS with the development and review of the research program to assure alignment with the strategic direction of the department.
  • Provide input on the development and prioritization of research needs and initiatives.
  • Provide input on the consideration of submissions received in response to solicitations.
  • Provide input for national research participation (e.g.: NCHRP problem statement submittals and rankings, pooled fund study endeavors, AASHTO research activities, etc.)
  • Provide guidance and assistance on implementation activities as needed.
  • Participate in the review of completed research activities to assist in the assessment of return on investment and refinement of programmatic performance measures.

Executive Leadership may choose to change the composition of the SCR at their discretion. In selecting SCR members, consideration is given to both the level of expertise of the individuals and balanced representation among ODOT’s various function areas. The FHWA Ohio Division Office’s Research Liaison will have a permanent seat on the SCR. SCR participants are expected to:

  • Have an understanding of ODOT’s goals, activities and priorities.
  • Discuss knowledgeably the urgency of research and technology transfer across the department.
  • Be interested in research and development.
  • Participate in meetings.
  • Have the ability to influence the implementation aspects of the research projects where warranted.

The SCR is expected to meet approximately twice per year. Typically, these meetings will take place in the fall and spring. For a list of current SCR members, please visit the IRIS website.