Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

ISO 9001

The Institute for Transport Studies was the first academic unit in the UK to achieve ISO 9001 certification in 1995. The Institute is continually committed to meeting the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard and improve the quality management of our research, development and consultancy contracts.

Independent assessment of our business processes is conducted annually by SGS UK Ltd.

The Institute’s research is interdisciplinary and collaborative. Interested parties include researchers in other institutions worldwide, industrial sponsors, government agencies, international partners and users of transport and transport systems.

The greater part of our research funding is sourced from UK Research Councils and the European Commission. These are typically large, five to six figure grants lasting three to five years. Further research and consultancy contracts are competitively tendered by government agencies, local authorities, charities and commercial organisations.

The range of our current research is demonstrated on the ITS website and in our Annual Research Report.

Our quality objectives are: 

  • To carry out research in line with the Institute’s research strategy
  • To increase the quantity and quality of the Institute’s publications output in refereed journals
  • To ensure staff have a full programme of work for their forward plan
  • To ensure research is delivered in a timely manner, within budget, and is of high quality
  • To ensure that sponsors and clients are satisfied with research outputs
  • To ensure our research has impact in the wider community. 

For further information about quality management please contact Joanna Carder, QA Officer