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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-10-048
Date: June 2010

State Planning and Research Guide For Peer Exchanges

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FOREWORD

This document provides guidance for the State Planning and Research (SP&R) peer reviews. It contains information about the philosophy and principle of the peer exchanges; the use of peer exchanges to strategically improve research programs; and guidance and resources on conducting peer exchanges.

This report will be of interest to State research directors, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) division offices, and others at FHWA responsible for working on State peer exchange panels.

Michael F. Trentacoste

Associate Administrator, Office of Research, Development, and Technology

Notice

This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use of the information contained in this document.

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Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.

FHWA-HRT-10-048

2. Government Accession No. 3 Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

State Planning and Research

GUIDE FOR PEER EXCHANGES

5. Report Date

June 2010

6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

John Moulden, Federal Highway Administration

8. Performing Organization Report No.

FHWA-HRT-10-048

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Research Guidance

June 2010

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

HRTM-20

15. Supplementary Notes
16. Abstract

This document provides guidance for the State Planning and Research (SP&R) peer reviews. It contains information about the philosophy and principle of the peer exchanges; the use of peer exchanges to strategically improve research programs; and guidance and resources on conducting peer exchanges.

17. Key Words

State Planning and Research (SP&R), research peer reviews, peer exchanges

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public
through the National Technical Information Service,
Springfield, VA 22161.

19. Security Classification
(of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classification
(of this page)

Unclassified

21. No. of Pages

19

22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7

Reproduction of completed page authorized

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

2. THE PHILOSOPHY AND PRINCIPLE OF THE PEER EXCHANGE

3. THE USE OF PEER EXCHANGES TO STRATEGICALLY IMPROVE RESEARCH PROGRAMS

4. GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES ON CONDUCTING PEER EXCHANGES

5. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

6. APPENDIX: FHWA DIVISION PEER EXCHANGE CHECKLIST

7. REFERENCES

 

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