NEW! Industry request to provide research ideas related to emerging issues!
The ACRP Oversight Committee has identified a set of emerging issues and invites the industry to develop research ideas to address them. To see the emerging issues, click on RESEARCH ROADMAPS / EMERGING ISSUES (above) and scroll to the bottom of that webpage.
Do you have an idea for airport research, a synthesis of practice, or a legal study?
If you know an industry-wide problem that could use some attention, enter it into IdeaHub! To share your idea, click on the "Create New Idea" button at the top of the navigation sidebar on the right. You will then be asked to provide some information, including if you think your idea lends itself as a traditional research project or a synthesis of practice, a title, summary, objective, and background to help the industry understand the situation. You can also select tags to draw attention to any cross-cutting topics of your idea.
We conduct three types of studies: research projects,syntheses of practice. and legal studies.
Research Projects—If the objective of your idea is to conduct extensive research to develop guidance, a tool, a database, or best practice, you should add your idea as a RESEARCH PROJECT. (Your proposed research may incidentally involve a synthesis of practice, but that is not its main objective.) Typical budgets for research projects range from $300,000 to $600,000.
Synthesis Topics—If the objective of your idea is limited to a quick review of current practice, you should enter it as a SYNTHESIS TOPIC. The current budget for a synthesis topic is $45,000. It is important to demonstrate that there is sufficient information on practice to conduct a synthesis.
Legal Studies—If the focus of your idea is on a legal or regulatory issue or challenge affecting the airport industry, you should enter it as a LEGAL STUDY.
Would you like some guidance on how to fully develop your problem statement?
Would you like to comment on existing ideas to help them grow?
An easy way to participate in IdeaHub is to help cultivate another person's idea. All you need to do is scan for ideas that interest you. You can vote on them simply by clicking the up or down arrows to the right of the idea title/description. You can add a comment by clicking on the title, scrolling down to the comments section, and entering your thoughts in the comment box.