If you work together with external partners, list the most important partners and briefly describe their role.
Yes, other partners were involved. The RSI process requires private contracts, e.g. Roadplan (https://roadplan.ie/projects) to conduct the surveys. Several workshops were held (and are held at twice yearly since the programme began) to gather practical knowledge around conducing route wide surveys as well as aspects of assessing road and roadside hazards that could be captured within a design standard. The digital data gathered during the surveys and post survey reviews, that form part of the RSI process, are stored on a online platform. This platform has some of its origins with a CEDR imitative called EuRSI (https://www.cedr.eu/eursi-project-results). TII work closely with iGeotec (http://www.ubipix.com/about/) who have developed this platform and help manage the content. Together we have produced training video for the team involved in RSI, used to help build and reinforce the idea that consistency in data gathering and risk is fundamental to the RSI process.
Please describe the project activities you carried/are carrying out and the time period over which these were implemented.
In question 14, there is a link to a paper TII have submitted to the ISHGD 2020(now 2022). Figure 1 on page 2 include some dates and actions around the RSI programme and how some of the research from CEDR has fed into the RSI programme. Nonetheless, the following are some key dates and action taken by TII. Circa 2009, Ireland held the chair of the Road Safety group within CEDR (conference of European Directorates of Roads). A research programme, built around the topic of 'safety at the heart of road design' was put out to tender by the CEDR road safety group. From the submissions, five research projects were awarded. One of the research projects was EuRSI (see https://www.cedr.eu/eursi-project-results). This acronym stood for European Road Safety Inspection. TII was the principal contact point for this research project between CEDR (the funding body) and the research consortium (headed by Maynooth University and iGeoTec). Circa 2012, TII tendered for services to conduct road safety inspections. Post the awarding of this service to a number of external contractors, numerous workshops and meeting were held to develop and refine the process and produce the first RSI standard for Ireland. First standard published in June 2012. Revised in 2014 and 2017 (see Document (tiipublications.ie) Prior to the current revision to the RSI standard (December 2017), additional development was carried out on the online platform (developed by iGeotec and funded by TII) to imbed a new tool to improved greater consistency of the application of risk rating to road and roadside items. This new tool was based on analysis of the ratios of primary collision types (PCT) and focusing on the number of reported injury collision to non-injury collision for the same PCT. Circa 2018, the Irish motorway network was resurveyed as part of a RSI programme using the new iGeotec platform and embedded risk rating tools. The results of this RSI we compiled and paper prepared for the 2020 (now 2022) International Symposium on Highway Geometric design.