Research Calls

CEDR Research Call 2022 is open as of 12 October 2022 with the following research programme: Data.

The CEDR Transnational Research Programme (TRP) operates through a series of annual transnational calls on topics that address the needs of European road authorities. The aim is to produce research results that can be implemented by CEDR members and contribute to a safe, sustainable and efficient road network across Europe.  It is funded by CEDR members on a voluntary basis. Participation is open to any legal entity, though all consortia must be led by a legal entity from a European country.

Call Programme

Call 2022 consists of a research programme on Data.

This programme was prepared via extensive consultation among CEDR members about their research needs under this topic.


The aim of this programme is to provide the NRAs a certain level of confidence in approaching the era of digitalisation, where collecting, managing and sharing the data from NRAs, third-party service providers and road users become vital to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of road transport. The road users are gaining increasing benefits from new technologies and business models developed by third parties service providers thanks to the availability of data, however, to date this data has not been exploited to its full potential.

Meanwhile good data shared by third-parties service providers supports NRAs to plan, manage, operate and maintain their road infrastructure effectively and safely from services such as data aggregators, navigation system providers, fleet management systems and public transport via cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS). This requires a robust and sustainable data infrastructure to enable the exploitation of data from existing and new data sources. As a result, this data is becoming more complex and challenging regarding its volume (real-time or long-time requirements), trustworthy and security.

This call has the following topics:

(a)        Maintaining and sharing the digital road infrastructure;

(b)        Improving the use of third-party data by NRAs;

(c)        Integrity, Authenticity and Non-Repudiation (e.g. proof of the origin, authenticity and integrity of data) integrated in Trust Models for C-ITS applications.

Programme Management

Call 2022 will be launched and managed by the CEDR member from Denmark - the Danish Road Directorate.

All questions about the launch of Call 2022 should be directed to the Programme Manager: Per Antvorskov, Danish Road Directorate,

Official Information

Information about The Call for Proposals is published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union and the full information on the Call 2022, including the Description of Research Needs, is published on the website of the Programme Manager here.

The deadline for submissions is 16 December 2022 at 12:00 hours CET. 

Briefing session

A briefing session will be held on 08 November 2022 from 11:00 CET until 12:00 CET. The session will be held as a webinar. At the webinar the authors of the DoRN and the Danish Road Directorate will provide information about CEDR Call 2022.

To the extent possible, questions should be asked by email before the session, and questions asked during the session should subsequently be forwarded by email.

The Tenderers are kindly asked to sign up for the briefing session before 04 November 2022 (12 noon CET) by sending an e-mail to Once you have signed up, you will receive an invitation including information about how to log on to the briefing session.


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