The Institute for Transport Studies of the University of Leeds (short as LEEDS herein) is one of the largest university-based research institutions in Europe, devoted to transport research and teaching. It has 60+ active researchers and was judged to be ‘internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour’ and was the first British university department to obtain ISO 9001 certification for its research quality assurance procedures.

LEEDS prides itself on its inter- and multi-disciplinary nature, and its staff have provided expert advice to international organisations such as the World Bank, the European Commission and the International Transport Forum, to national governments around the world and to UK entities such as the House of Commons Transport Select Committee. They also serve as editors and/or members of the editorial boards of many leading transport journals and play a prominent role in the organisation of international transport conferences. LEEDS has provided sustainable contributions to more than 200 EU projects.

LEEDS is the largest partner in the MODALES project, leading the knowledge base of low-emission factors work package and a number of tasks such as correlation of user behaviour variability with emissions, retrofits for cars, analysis of trial data, scale-up impact assessment, and ethics and data management. LEEDS is also responsible for the international collaboration activities in the project.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 815189.