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Research Information System Mobility and Transport

Programme Type
Information systems
National (Germany)
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STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport electrification (ELT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Background & Policy context

Large public organisations tend to create a huge amount of knowledge through commissioned research studies. However, making use of this knowledge often is difficult as technical or scientific reports may be voluminous and/or difficult to digest for non-expert readers.

Strategic Objectives

To support the usability of public research the Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Housing (BMVBW) back in 2000 launched the Research Information System FIS first for in-house use. Later, FIS was opened to a wider audience.

Programme organisation

Ten respected research institutes are constantly screening and editing ongoing research activities for the FIS and as such are creating a science-based information system around the topic of mobility and transport. The information is firstly targeted at decision-makers in policy and practice, but also the science and education community and the general public.

FIS arranges knowledge in the form of mind maps, which guide users to synthesis reports of specific issues around the major theme of a mind map. The synthesis reports then link further to information in publications. Topics in FIS are grouped into four major fields.


Institution Type
Institution Name
Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructures BMVI
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions

FIS is arranged in the form of a multi-annual framework contract. Roughly in four year periods the contracts with the research institutes, which represent a specific assessment theme, are renewed by public tendering.

Projects covered

No projects covered for this programme.


FIS Coordination Team
Navigator Anmelden Dokument Eintrag drucken (Alt+P) Kontakt Änderungsdatum: 12.04.2017 Rückfragen zu bestimmten Beiträgen im FIS richten Sie bitte direkt an die jeweils verantwortlichen Autoren über die Systemfunktion "Eintrag kommentieren" gleich rechts neben dem Beitrag. Optionen zu FIS-Einträgen Für allgemeine Fragestellungen und Hinweise zum Informationssystem nutzen Sie bitte eine der folgenden Kontaktadressen: Allgemeine Fragen zum FIS: Inhaltliche Fragen und Hinweise: Technische Unterstützung: Koordination und Organisation: TÜV Rheinland Consulting

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