Welcome to the Research Needs Statement Repository website. This website facilitates the sharing of research ideas between researchers at Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI) institutions and the Georgia DOT (GDOT). Researchers may use this website to submit potential research ideas to GDOT for consideration through its research approval process.

To submit a research needs statement : Researchers should fill in the fields below and attach a completed needs statement in pdf, less than 8MB in size, format following the needs statement guidelines found here. Submitted RNS’s are considered privileged documents, and only pertinent GDOT personnel have access to them.

For information about developing a research needs statement, GDOT Research Technical Advisory Groups, and selection of research projects, please visit this page.


After uploading you should receive an email confirming your submission within a few minutes. If you do not please contact Marjorie Jorgenson to confirm your submittal.