TRB Sponsoring Study Paper Competition on SHRP 2 Safety Data

TRB is sponsoring a Student Paper Competition to solicit innovative ideas for using the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) database and/or Roadway Information Database (RID) – together known as the SHRP 2 Safety Data. The purpose of the competition is to encourage use of the SHRP 2 Safety Data and to foster the next generation of leaders in surface transportation research. 

Students are asked to propose how they would use the Safety Data to address a research question. Research topics are not restricted; Topics may be drawn from a wide range of subjects of interest to the driving and road safety research community, such as driver behavior and roadway design, as well as applications that extend beyond road safety such as data modeling, health, planning, and beyond.

The competition is open to Master’s and Doctoral students. Abstracts will be reviewed by a TRB committee member panel and up to eight will be selected for further development. If selected, in order to conduct their analysis, students will be provided a data export from the NDS or the RID at no cost to the student subject to the competition restrictions* (i.e. InSight only, Dataverse, or RID). Those selected will follow the data request process and work with the NDS and RID data stewards to obtain the data. Students will conduct their analysis, write a paper, and present their results at a special poster session at the TRB 98th Annual Meeting in January 2019 in Washington, DC.

Abstracts are due by October 28, 2017.

For more information about this student paper competition, click here.