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TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program
ACRP A collaborative platform to share, discuss, and develop new ideas.

A Vision for Collaboration

Sharing practical and accurate information, understandable guidance, helpful tools, and effective practices is the backbone of lasting improvements throughout the aviation industry. Each year, the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) finds new high-value research projects to expand our contributions and facilitate such industry improvements. Yet, it is the flow of new ideas from YOU, the airport industry practitioner, and your measure of the utility and value of these potential projects that make this possible! Join the conversation...

What is IdeaHub?

ACRP’s problem statement process encourages airport industry practitioners to share their problems, pose questions that address current challenges, and suggest ways in which research can improve airports and help industry practitioners nationwide. The process includes collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs) and recommendations from the airport industry. Yet, we have always wanted to expand participation and make it easier for more people to contribute. So, to encourage broader participation and even more collaboration, ACRP has launched the IdeaHub, a web-based tool that presents your ideas and helps you collaborate with other, like-minded practitioners to grow your idea into a quality problem statement. Through IdeaHub you will be able to vote up/down ideas, provide constructive comments, and watch as ideas develop into quality problem statements and new research projects. Best of all, you can watch it all as it happens.

What We're Discussing

Administration | Air-Quality | Air-Service | Airport-Planning | Airside | Construction | Customer-Experience | Design | Emergency-Management | Environment | Finance-Economics | General-Aviation | Human-Resources | Information-Technology | Landside | Legal | Maintenance | Marketing | Noise-Impacts | Operations | Policy | Public-Relations | Public-Safety | Safety | Security | Sustainability | Synthesis | Terminal | Water-Quality | Workforce

IdeaHub is an activity center that makes collaboration simple and easy. After registering, you can share an idea that could help the airport industry. Through IdeaHub, other users can view these ideas, You too can monitor progress of the ideas that interest you. You can choose to become an Idea Owner or join an Idea Team to develop the most interesting ideas. Collaboration in IdeaHub allows you to connect with SMEs who can help refine new ideas into quality problem statements.

We’ll have a corps of Idea Mentors and Topic Moderators—SME-volunteers—to answer questions and get each idea ready for submission to ACRP as a formal problem statement. ACRP will use IdeaHub as a transparent platform for official problem statement Reviewers to measure the utility and value of the problem statements submitted. And, we’ll also use IdeaHub in the final selection of new research projects. IdeaHub also gives unfunded problem statements another opportunity to be reconsidered the following year, because ideas remain in the system for a time.

Register Now

Register and join the IdeaHub community to submit research ideas that address any current or emerging issue facing the airport industry, or scan the idea already submitted by others. Help us develop these ideas into quality problem statements that could potentially become an ACRP project. All ideas are categorized into these principal ACRP research topics: Learn how to create quality problem statements for ACRP.
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