Science and research

The Department's science and research information includes descriptions of our strategies, our research programmes (and those of related organisations), and how we manage them. Also available through the links below is information about DfT transport statistics, and other relevant UK and international research.

Research-related information is also available through many of the pages elsewhere on this site, under policy headings such as Roads and Vehicles, Road Safety and Freight Logistics. A central database of information on individual DfT research projects is available through the link to the DfT Research Database in the related internet links sidebar.

DfT and Unit-Level Evidence and Research Strategies

Information and links to the Departmental and Unit-Level Evidence and Research Strategies.

01 June 2006
Last update:
30 April 2007

Unit Evidence and Research Strategy

Outlines the Unit Evidence and Research Strategies for the DfT Strategy and Resources Directorate and Member Agencies.

Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA)

Information regarding the role of the Chief Scientific Adviser.

Science and technology communication

Links to the DfT Research Database, and other research dissemination systems.

Transport futures

Information about DfT's Horizons programme.

Technology and innovation

Information regarding the Department's involvement in innovative research, and the development technology in transport.

Strategy economics and modelling research programme

This area provides information about this research programme, including planned research.

Social research and evaluation

This area provides information about the social research programme, and links to reports.

External evidence

Links to other government departments, non-departmental public bodies, and public corporations. Also, information about the Research Councils (including vTRC) and international research organisations.

Other DfT research

Links to Transport Statistics, publicity campaign research, and opinion polls.

Other relevant research

Transport related research conducted by other Government Departments and international organisations.

Key documents

Documents relating to the Department's research, and guidelines for obtaining scientific advice.