WP4: Synthesis of recommendations – towards a framework for International Cooperation in Transport Research

The objective of this Work Package is to complete the framework for International cooperation in Transport research, that emerges through the findings and recommendations of the previous WPs by producing recommendations on the models and tools of international cooperation in Transport research and also the other specific issues mentioned in B.1.1.2 above and raised as well in the EU’s report COM (2008) 588 final 24-9-08. Again these recommendations will be based on the findings of the workshops, the surveys and the other activities of WPs 2 and 3 above. The activities of Work Package 4 are coordinated by ERTICO and are further broken down in 6 tasks:

Task 4.1: Joint Programming and governance issues

Task 4.2: Producing “global” Research infrastructures – information and data sharing issues

Task 4.3: Research training and human resource issues

Task 4.4: Institutional cultures and research governance regimes issues

Task 4.5: Intellectual Property Regimes – status and procedures for int’l patents

Task 4.6: Pre-standardization issues and means of harmonizing approaches and practices