The Accident Research Institute (ARI), formerly known as Accident Research Centre (ARC), is a Center of Excellence for the advancement of safety research in Bangladesh. After nearly six years of launching in January 2002, the Accident Research Institute (ARI) has started formally as an institute with its organogram and rules-regulations approved by the Syndicate of BUET in its 418th meeting held on 12 January 2008 following the recommendation of the Finance Committee on 08/01/2008.
The main objectives of the Institute are to carry out scientific research and investigation to ascertain the causes of accidents on roads, railways and waterways in Bangladesh. The institute has also given the mandated function to create awareness for safety issues at different stages of community across the country and share acquired knowledge with the professionals at different levels to ensure safer transportation system. In order to achieve the above, there are two divisions in the institute: (i) Research and Investigation, and (ii) Education and Training.