SARIL - Sustainability And Resilience for Infrastructure and Logistics networks
The SARIL survey for fellow researchers
We invite you to join in the knowledge development of this European research project that focuses on the advancement of green logistics practices and the development of effective responses to disruptions. Engaging and closely collaborating with various logistics stakeholders throughout the project's duration is essential for us in order to obtain practice-oriented research results. But we also need input from other researchers. In this letter, we will provide you with detailed information about the project objectives and clarify the significance of your involvement.
The SARIL project is part of the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101103978, included in the call "HORIZON-CL5-2022-D6-02-07 - New concepts and approaches for resilient and green freight transport and logistics networks against disruptive events (including pandemics)". The project is a collaboration between several European countries with partners from research, business, associations, and authorities working with logistics. The project will develop holistic methodologies and tools for enabling infrastructure managers to assess the resilience of logistics networks and improve them to ensure appropriate ‘green resilience’ when expanding the infrastructure. It will also provide logistics stakeholders with information about disruptions to assist in making the right decisions about moving cargo, evaluating, and developing new mitigation measures and employing simulations to predict their effectiveness.
While we have already sent out a survey to those who work with or are dependent on transport infrastructure and logistics to different extents, this survey seeks to analyse researchers' perspectives on disruptions, and get an evaluation of resilience indicators.
Who is responsible for the research project?
Fraunhofer EMI in Germany is the project coordinator for SARIL. Research partner SINTEF AS in SARIL will be doing the collection, storage and processing of data and will therefore be in charge of treatment responsibilities.
Why are you asked to participate?
You are asked to participate because you are a researcher working with transport infrastructures, logistics and multimodal transport, resilience and adaptation to climate change, sustainability, or other fields of relevance. The information to be able to contact you is obtained from project partners or advisory board members of SARIL or from public websites.
What does it mean for you to participate?
Participation in the survey means using approximately 10 minutes to answer an online questionnaire.
It is voluntary to participate
It is voluntary to participate in the survey. If you choose to participate, you can withdraw your consent as long as you can be identified in the gathered data (e.g., as long as personal information is being treated). All your personal information and collected data will then be deleted. It will not have any negative consequences for you if you do not want to participate or later choose to withdraw.
Your privacy - how we store and use your information
We will only use the information about you for the purposes we have described in this letter. We treat the information confidentially and in accordance with the privacy regulations. The survey is based on consent, which means that by ticking the box or starting the survey you are consenting to us treating your private information. Retrieving the contact information is based on the Public Access to Information Act § 3, in Norway. All data is stored at SINTEF according to their internal procedures. This means on our servers on with our software, where we follow routines for storing data. The data is protected with multifactor authentication and is only available to those users who are actively working on the project. Individuals will not be recognizable in end results or publications. Anonymised data will be shared with the other partners in the project.
What happens to your information when we end the research project?
The information will be anonymised as soon as possible after the survey. And no later than the end of the project on 31.05.2026, all personal information will be anonymised or deleted.
As long as you can be identified in the data material, you have the right to:
- access to which personal information is registered about you, and to receive a copy of the information
- to have personal information about you corrected
- to have personal information about you deleted
- to send a complaint to the Data Inspectorate about the processing of your personal data
The one interviewing you can be contacted regarding this.
What entitles us to process personal information about you?
SINTEF bases for processing personal data are: Consent for the information obtained through ticking the box in the survey or starting the survey. On behalf of SINTEF, SIKT (previously NSD - Norwegian Center for Research Data AS) has assessed that the processing of personal data in this project is in accordance with the privacy regulations.
Where can I find out more?
You can find more information about the projects either by visiting the webage SARIL or by contacting SARIL coordinator Corinna Köpke at Fraunhofer EMI, Please contact Research Scientist Lillian Hansen, for any questions regarding getting access to the data and/or having your data delete at
If you have questions about the assessment of the study, please contact SIKT (NSD - Norwegian Center for Research Data AS), by email () or telephone: +47 73984040
If you want to exercise your rights or complain, please contact privacy coordinator Jan Wåge by email () or telephone: +47 405 56 650, alternatively
With best regards
Lillian Hansen, Research Scientist, SINTEF
Declaration of consent
- I have received and understood information about the SARIL project and have had the opportunity to ask questions.
- I agree that my information will be processed until the project is completed.
By starting the survey, or ticking the box of consent, you agree to the conditions and to participate in the survey.