Market Scans and Literature Reviews

Market scans are surveys of the state of the practice and state of the art in other jurisdictions, and literature reviews survey the academic literature. A scan or review should be the first step in developing a project. They help refine the scope of a project and determine if a proposed research project should be pursued. Some research questions can be answered through a market scan or literature review alone. The Research program conducts scans and reviews throughout the year.

Requests for market scans and literature reviews can be submitted in the form below.


If you are interested in conducting your own literature review, in advance of submitting a problem statement or otherwise, TRB has developed a helpful guide.