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Research Implementation Toolbox: State Resources

Examples of State Implementation Programs

User’s Manual for Research and Innovation, Joint Transportation Research Program (includes Indiana DOT), December 2019.
Includes practices, procedures and forms.


MDOT Research Implementation Process, flowchart, 2020.

Research Implementation Program, Minnesota DOT
Provides funding for MnDOT staff to pilot test new equipment, technology or research that can set the stage for future full development. Projects must demonstrate, test or advance national, state or local research findings or test a new practice, equipment or process.

Guidelines: MnDOT Implementation Project Guidelines and Process, December 2017.


Research Implementation Committee, Minnesota Local Road Research Board
The Minnesota LRRB is a partnership among counties, cities, MnDOT and the University of Minnesota. Implementation efforts focus on developing training resources that transmit new knowledge to local practitioners. Projects are typically in the areas of road design, construction, maintenance and environmental compatibility.

► LRRB Research Implementation Guide, undated.

► Implementation Projects (completed and in progress)


Resources from the Montana Department of Transportation include:

Implementation of Research Results: Begin with the End in Mind, July 2018.

Implementation Planning and Documentation Form, 2018.

MDT Research Project Researcher Guidance, January 2020.

Implementation Forms and Templates