The role of UIC’s Documentation Centre is to collect, catalogue, distribute and store documentation related to international rail transport and associated fields (transport policy, environment, energy, telecommunications...)
The Documentation Centre has been computerised since 1992, and its database currently published on the UIC Website contains over 17,000 references.
The document collection consists of over 5,000 works (reports, studies, congress proceedings, statistics, normative documents, etc.), over 1,500 annual company reports and 1,500 research conclusions.
The documentation centre has over 120 titles in its collection of transport-related periodicals (mostly on rail transport).
The centre is also responsible for co-ordinating international co-operation work between the documentation centres of all member railways of UIC’s Documentation Group.