If you work together with external partners, list the most important partners and briefly describe their role.
NRSO is contributing extensively in several projects and scientific committees of the European Commission and other International Organisations (UN-ECE, WHO, ITF, World Bank, EIB, CEDR, ERF, IRF, FEHRL, ECTRI, UITP, ETSC, WCTR, TRB). Furthermore, NRSO cooperates and supports tens of Ministries, Authorities, Industries, Technology Groups, Research Institutes, Universities, NGOs involved in road safety in Europe and globally. More detail is available at the NRSO website and at the NRSO profile file attached.
What problem did you address/are you addressing?
Road safety is a typical field where important investments are not always bringing results. The major contribution of NRSO is to continuously and dynamically support the road safety decision makers and stakeholders (public and private) at all levels (local, regional, national, international) with updated knowledge and data via open-science in order to identify the appropriate road safety policies, programmes and measures for the significant reduction of the number of road accidents and of the related casualties in Greece, in Europe and worldwide.
What are your objectives?
Contribute to the reduction of the number of road accidents and of the related casualties in Greece, in Europe and worldwide through the scientific support of evidence based decision making for the necessary road safety policies, programs and measures
Describe the characteristics of your target audience
The target audience is road safety decision makers and stakeholders (public and private) at all levels (local, regional, national, international) to support their road safety policies, programmes, measures and interventions.
Is there a plan for continuing these activities in the coming years?
The NRSO is continuously investing into systematic production and dissemination of scientific knowledge as well as into the support of road safety activities beyond Europe with emphasis on least performing regions (Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America). The NRSO aims also to further exploit the new digital infrastructure, services and data (telematics, adas, c-its, automation, maas) for the support of innovative and highly efficient actions for the reduction of road casualties worldwide.
How did you disseminate/are you disseminating results or how did you promote/are you promoting your initiative?
The NTUA Road Safety Observatory main dissemination tools comprise:
- a fully open and dynamic web-based road safety information system (www.nrso.ntua.gr) operational since 2004 and containing a wealth of most updated data and knowledge (more than 1.300 items),
- several key road safety decision support and information systems developed by the NRSO members,
- the highly interesting monthly NRSO newsletter (www.nrso.ntua.gr/nrso-newsletters), received systematically since 2007 by more than 3.200 experts and stakeholders in the field of road safety in Europe and worldwide,
- related social media reproducing key knowledge, data and other activities (linkedin, twitter).
How did you evaluate/are you evaluating the success of your action?
- global ranking of academic and research activities
- success in competitive tenders for research projects (currently 7 Horizon 2020 projects granted out of 35 proposals)
- papers accepted in peer-review scientific journals and conferences
- various international awards
- internal and external evaluators
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities?
Name of the external evaluator
MODIP - National Higher Education Quality Control Authority
When did/will you carry out the evaluation?
Before, after and continuous monitoring
Please list the indicators you use to measure success
global rankings - success in research competitive tenders - papers accepted in peer-review scientific journals and conferences - various international awards - internal and external evaluators - website visits - google search appearance results
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.)
Multi-criteria evaluations and international benchmarking