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CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme: Call 2014


This is the seventh transnationally funded research programme carried out under the CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme, initiated via the ERA-NET ROAD project. The Call for Proposals was launched on 17 December 2014 with a deadline for submissions of 18 March 2015.


The participating road administrations in the Call 2014 are Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and UK. These road administrations have committed all the funding for the research and also provide individual experts to provide technical management for the projects.


The Call is being managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in Austria: this includes organising the Call for Proposals, programme co-ordination, financial governance and general project management.


Call 2014 has two parallel research programmes, with eight programmes selected as follows:


1. Asset Management and Maintenance – Five Projects


A: Practical Road Equipment Measurement Understanding and Management (PREMIUM)

Coordinator: TRL, UK

Focus: Road equipment asset management.


B: Application to Roads of ISO55000 using Exemplars (ARISE)

Coordinator: Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd, UK

Focus: Why and how to implement ISO 55000


C: Integration of social aspects and benefits into life-cycle asset management (ISABELA)

Coordinator: PMS-Consult, Austria

Focus: Social benefits and costs


D: Development of the Ravelling Test (DraT)

Coordinator: TRL, UK

Focus: Use of standard ravelling tests to predict pavement durability


E: Best Practice Guidelines for Procurement of Road Maintenance (BEST4ROAD)

Coordinator: University of Twente, NL

Focus: Recommendations for maintenance procurement by investigating current practices


2: Mobility and ITS - Three Projects


F: Mobility As A Service For Linking Europe (MAASIFIE)

Coordinator: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland

Focus: Mobility as a Service (MaaS)


G: Driving Automated Vehicle Growth on National Roads (DRAGON)

Coordinator: TRL, UK

Focus:The journey to High and Full automation


H: Assessment of user needs for adapting cobra including online database (ANACONDA)

Coordinator: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO

Focus: The business case for connected and co-operative vehicles


Full details of each of these programmes are provided in the respective Descriptions of Research Needs (DoRNs).


Find the website for the CEDR Call 2014 here: www.ffg.at/cedr2014

Find the documets for the CEDR Call 2014 here: www.ffg.at/downloadcenter_cedr2014

Last update: 30/11/2015