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Wells, Xanthe E.; Foster, Nigel; Finch, Adam; Elsum, Ian – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
Sufficient and state-of-the-art research equipment is one component required to maintain the research competitiveness of a R&D organisation. This paper describes an approach to inform more optimal allocation of equipment expenditure levels in a large and diverse R&D organisation, such as CSIRO. CSIRO is Australia's national science agency,…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Research and Development, Equipment, Expenditures
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Raubenolt, Amy – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
In May 2016, the office of Finance and Sponsored Projects at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital conducted a 5-day design sprint session to re-evaluate and redesign a flawed final reporting process within the department. The department sprint was modeled after the design sprint sessions that occur routinely in software…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Hospitals, Cooperation, Research Reports
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Abbott, Rodman P.; Stracener, Jerrell – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
This study investigates the relationship between the designated research project system independent variables of Labor, Travel, Equipment, and Contract total annual costs and the dependent variables of both the associated matching research project total annual academic publication output and thesis/dissertation number output. The Mahalanobis…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Research Projects, Pattern Recognition, Predictor Variables
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Cuhel-Schuckers, Amy; Martin-Tetreault, Cara; Withers, Carol – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
If you are a grants or research administrator working at a small predominantly undergraduate institution, have you ever wondered where you stand in relation to other similar institutions? Have you thought about what you need to do to get yourself, your office, and your institution to the "next level" of outreach to or support for the…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Research Administration, Program Development, Professional Development
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Spooner, Catherine; Lavey, Lisa; Mukuka, Chilandu; Eames-Brown, Rosslyn – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
Funding multi-institution centers of research excellence (CREs) has become a common means of supporting collaborative partnerships to address specific research topics. However, there is little guidance for those planning or managing a multi-institution CRE, which faces specific challenges not faced by single-institution research centers. We…
Descriptors: Research and Development Centers, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Administration, Qualitative Research
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Nagy, Dianne – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
This study investigated the factors that shape the broader impacts activities of NSF grant recipients. A random sample of NSF grantees was surveyed about the type and quality of their broader impacts activities, their views on knowledge production and the democratization of science, their experience and training, and the existence of a supportive…
Descriptors: Investigations, Grants, Program Effectiveness, Performance Factors
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Mulfinger, Lorraine M.; Dressler, Kevin A.; James, L. Eric; Page, Niki; Serrano, Eduardo; Vazquez, Jorge – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
Research administrator interest in large research proposal development and submission support is high, arguably in response to the bleak funding landscape for research and federal agency trends toward making more frequent larger awards. In response, a team from Penn State University and Huron Consulting Group initiated a baseline study to…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Research Universities, Higher Education, Research and Development
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Nebeker, Camille; Linares-Orozco, Rubi; Crist, Katie – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Introduction: The increased availability of mobile sensing technologies is creating a paradigm shift for health research by creating new opportunities for measuring and monitoring behavior. For example, researchers can now collect objective information about a participant's daily activity using wearable devices that have: 1- Global Positioning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Measurement Techniques
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Marina, Sarah; Davis-Hamilton, Zoya; Charmanski, Kara E. – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Three studies were jointly conducted by the Office of Research Administration and Office of Proposal Development at Tufts University to evaluate the services within each respective office. The studies featured assessments that used, respectively, (1) quantitative metrics; (2) a quantitative satisfaction survey with limited qualitative questions;…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Evaluation Methods, Universities, Surveys
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Hicks, Melanie; Monroy-Paz, Jorge – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
In a world of fast moving technology, pressure cooker work climates and stretched resources, productivity, employee engagement, and talent retention are critical to the success of any organization. Research administration offices are no exception. Psychological contract theory provides insightful illumination on reactions to these environments by…
Descriptors: Psychology, Contracts, Research Administration, Employer Employee Relationship
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Barron, Gary; Scarlett-Ferguson, Heather; Aspen, Cathy – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Alberta Health Services (AHS) was awarded a grant from the Alberta Ministry of Human Services to promote applied mental health research within areas of interest to the Ministry. The grant funded the "Collaborative Research Grant Initiative: Mental Wellness in Seniors and Persons with Disabilities" (CRGI), designed to collaboratively…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Workshops, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Canary, Heather E.; Hansen, Kody D.; Rinehart, Marc D.; May, Kristal; Barlow, Jahn – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Research institutions are charged with developing and managing conflict of interest (COI) policies regarding the design, conduct, and reporting of research. Prior research indicates that university researchers may not understand the purpose of these policies and may resent the time taken to demonstrate compliance. Policy communication is not a…
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, School Policy, Research Universities, Communication Strategies
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Godreau, Isar; Gavillán-Suárez, Jannette; Franco-Ortiz, Mariluz; Calderón-Squiabro, José M.; Marti, Vionex; Gaspar-Concepción, Jessica – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Broader diversity in the research workforce affords the inclusion of research agendas, methods, and perspectives that might otherwise be overlooked to address key social and scientific problems. However, promoting diversity in science is not a trivial matter. It entails mitigating some of the long-term social and institutional inequalities that…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Student Diversity, Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Study
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Dejean, Jacqueline Sylvia – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Conflicting regulatory demands on higher education institutions (HEIs) contribute to an environment of increasing legal risk for HEIs. In addition, the increasing cost of non-compliance jeopardizes institutional viability as HEIs struggle to adjust to the pressure created by these legally-mandated changes. The legal risk to HEIs can be attributed…
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, Compliance (Legal), Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers
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Jenkins, Chris – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
Biological materials oversight in life sciences research in the United States is a challenging endeavor for institutions and the scientific, regulatory compliance, and federal communities. In order to assess biological materials oversight at Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) registered with the United States National Institutes of Health,…
Descriptors: Biology, Scientific Research, Safety, Research Administration
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