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Resources & Training for Academic Researchers

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Resources for Academic Researchers

The following forms and guidelines are specifically designed to help university researchers through each step of the research proposal, development and contract process.

Proposal/Work Plan Development
Research Deliverables
Other Useful Information

Training Webinars & Videos

The first webinar series prepares university researchers for their role as principal investigators for MnDOT and the Local Road Research Board. Each webinar is beneficial, especially for those new to the research program. See this summary (PDF) for an outline of what's included in each webinar.

Principal Investigator 101:

NOTE: The first time you access a webinar, you will be asked to submit your name, email address and university or organization. Each webinar lasts no more than one hour. PowerPoint presentations are also available for download.

TAP Guidelines, Roles and Responsibilities

MnDOT Research & Innovation has also developed a five-part training series about the roles & responsibilities of the Technical Advisory Panel. It includes the following training videos:


Contact our office at 651-366-3780 or research.dot@state.mn.us.