Science and research

The Department for Transport's (DfT) science and research information includes descriptions of our strategies, our research programmes and how we manage them. Our evidence and research strategy sets out what we currently understand our evidence needs are for the next three years and beyond, as well as the areas and activities we plan to develop.

Overview of DfT evidence needs and planned research - 09/10 (102 kb)

Summary of planned strategic evidence needs and key research plans reported by the Department for Transport’s directorates and agencies, and the Commission for Integrated Transport.

06 August 2009

DfT and Unit-Level Evidence and Research Strategies (ERS)

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

01 June 2006
Last update:
10 August 2009

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 the Department for Transport's Horizons programme.

Technology and innovation

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

Social, 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.

For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.