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Schaller-Demers, Debra S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Every research institution employs administrative staff who support the research community on a daily basis. Whether in a central office, department, clinic or laboratory, these people may not be aware of the important role they play in safe-guarding the integrity of the research enterprise. Frequently, research administrators are forced to face…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research, Integrity, Research Administration
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Nguyen, T. L. Huong; Meek, Vincent Lynn – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
University research capacity building has now become an increasingly important task in both developed and less developed countries. In this capacity building endeavour, research late-developer universities in particular need to develop a sound research organizational structure. However, what elements are needed in organizing and structuring…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Performance Factors, Capacity Building, College Administration
Weisblat, Gina; Sell, Christine – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
If university research is to remain a high priority in the national education agenda, graduate students must be prepared to move into research positions. Cleveland State University created the Graduate Grant Writing Center to enhance students' understanding of research principles and ethics, appreciation of the value of collaborations and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Proposal Writing, Mentors, Advisory Committees
Lategan, Laetus O. K. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
This paper looks into the importance of a responsible research community and how ethics can contribute towards the building of such a community. The paper starts off by outlining the many challenges facing a responsible research community. These challenges range from doing research, transferring the research results, commercialising the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Intellectual Property, Integrity, Ethics
Nelson, Cameron R. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
This year the world commemorates the beginning of the tragic USPHS syphilis experiments that occurred in Tuskegee, Alabama from 1932 to 1972. In light of this sobering anniversary, this article will briefly examine four studies: the already mentioned USPHS syphilis studies in Tuskegee, the Nazi Holocaust Experiments and the resulting Doctors'…
Descriptors: Ethics, Medical Research, History, Informed Consent
Gabriele, Edward F. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
In the last decades there has arisen a greater awareness of the ever present need for critical academic reflection on the nature of ethics leadership and committees in research, healthcare, and organizational systems. Yet what is meant by ethics itself? How is ethics understood as a historical phenomenon? What challenges must ethics leaders face…
Descriptors: Ethics, Leadership, Self Concept, Reputation
Mazonde, Isaac N.; Jackson-Malete, Jose; Sugarman, Jeremy – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
It is globally expected that universities will ensure that policies guiding researchers' conduct are in place and adhered to. This expectation is not waived in developing countries. Successful implementation of an ethics policy is facilitated by an appropriate national regulatory framework on which to base the argument for compliance. However, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Administration, Governance