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DRSC webinar series: Road Safety Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Overview

This interactive webinar series aims to build road safety research capacity for practitioners in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The series will be led by international experts and lecturers from TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Lund University (Sweden), VTI Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, and KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis.

It will include five 3-hour sessions held via MS Teams in November and December 2022.

What will you learn?

After completing this training participants will:

  • Understand human behavioral models and research methods related to road safety
  • Link the results of observational studies to the development of evidence-based road safety measures
  • Apply scientific and practical knowledge to implement evidence-based road safety measures
  • Tailor safe system approaches to local conditions and learn from successful case studies in LMICs
  • Use scientific and practical knowledge to assist in setting up local road safety research centers.

Who can take part?

This is an interactive series. There is a maximum limit of 24 participants for this series. Participants are expected to be actively involved by sharing their knowledge, problems they are facing in their own country, and methodological skills they might be lacking. 

The series is aimed at:

  • researchers from academia (not limited to early career researchers)
  • those involved in scientific research at private companies, NGOs, ministries, road authorities, etc.
  • engineers and traffic psychologists focusing on road safety methodologies.

Participation is free of charge. However, due to the limited number of spaces available there will be an application process pre-selection of participants by the organizers.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Program (subject to change)

The series will include five 3-hour sessions held via MS Teams in November and December 2022.

It has been designed to be as interactive as possible. Each session will start with a lecture and discussion around the topic of the day followed by a workshop in which participants will deliver a four-minute presentation that they have prepared in advance – except for the first session. To ensure an active discussion, the number of participants for the series will be limited to 24.

Six participants will present at each workshop. They will have the opportunity to choose which workshop they contribute to in the first session.

The provisional program for the series is as follows:

Session 1

Crash contributing factors, problems with crash registration, alternative data sources.

Human behavioral models, effect of design on human behavior.

Session 2 

Workshop: Identification of typical problems in relation to data collection in LMICs.

Observational studies & research methods.

Practical aspects of data collection for conflict-based traffic safety analysis.

Session 3

Workshop: Experiences with conflict-based traffic safety analysis in LMICs.

Road safety principles and countermeasures.

Evaluation of countermeasures.

Session 4 

Workshop: Identification of best practices in LMICs in relation to the investigation of the effects of road safety measures.

Case study from Bangladesh (from data collection, through evaluation, to countermeasures.

Systematic work with road safety – policy for LMICs.

Session 5 

Workshop: The role of road safety stakeholders, road safety related decision making and monitoring in LMICs.

Case study from LMIC (to be decided).

Verifying road safety measures and communicating these to decision makers.

Lecturers

The series will be led by international experts and lecturers from TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Lund University (Sweden), VTI Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, and KiM Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis.

When and where?

The course will be held online via MS Teams.

Session times: TBC

Dates: TBC

How to enrol?

There is a limited number of spaces available for this course. Each application will be assessed by DRSC and successful candidates will be informed by the end of October 2022.

Applications should be submitted via the online application form linked below and should include:

    • a complete Curriculum Vitae (max. 3 pages) in which you particularly address the followings:
      • Do you have a research function in your current position? Since when?
      • What is your official task in your current position?
      • How does your research task relate to policy making?
    • a motivation letter (max. 1 page)

Link will be activated on 23 August 2022.

Application deadline: 30 September 2022

Contact

Should you have any questions feel free to contact the Course Leader or the administrative staff.

Course Leader: Dr. Attila Borsos, University of Győr, Hungary, borsosa@sze.hu

Administration: Ms. Zwanet Verhoek, Course Coordinator DRSC, Netherlands, course@delftroadsafetycourses.org