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Search Our Site

The search field at right allows you to search for research results within the MnDOT Office of Research & Innovation and Minnesota Local Road Research Board websites.

(For tips, see How-to search on Google.)

Forms & Guidelines

Directions and forms for those conducting or requesting research, as well as guidelines for people participating in research projects, can be found on our Forms & Guidelines webpage.

Training Resources for Technical Advisory Panels and Academic Researchers

Technical Advisory Panels: Learn about the different roles of the Technical Advisory Panel, which oversees research projects, in this video services. Guidance is provided on the role of technical advisor and principal investigator.

Academic Researchers: University researchers can prepare for their role as a principal investigator for MnDOT and Local Road Research Board research projects by watching this webinar series.

National Research Databases

Transportation Research Information Database (TRID)

TRID combines the records from the Transportation Research Board's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation Database (ITRD). TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide. Watch this seminar to learn how to search the TRID database.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system.

Transportation Libraries Group Catalog

The Transportation Libraries Group Catalog has transportation-related books and other materials held in government, university and other transportation libraries.