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Demes, Kyle W.; Murphy, Gail C.; Burt, Helen M. – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
Over the last decade, a wealth of empirical evidence has accumulated describing the merits of team-based, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research, including: increased productivity among researchers, greater citation impact, increased multi-sector engagement, and the generation of novel solutions to grand challenges. Funding agencies have…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Fagan, Jesse; Eddens, Katherine S.; Dolly, Jennifer; Vanderford, Nathan L.; Weiss, Heidi; Levens, Justin S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
Interdisciplinary research collaboration is needed to perform transformative science and accelerate innovation. The Science of Team Science strives to investigate, evaluate, and foster team science, including institutional policies that may promote or hinder collaborative interdisciplinary research and the resources and infrastructure needed to…
Descriptors: Authors, Network Analysis, Social Networks, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Rolland, Betsy; Lee, Charlotte P.; Potter, John D. – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
As collaborative biomedical research has increased in size and scope, so, too, has the need to facilitate the disparate work being done by investigators across institutional, geographic and, often, disciplinary boundaries. Yet we know little about what facilitation is on a day-to-day basis or what types of facilitation work contribute to the…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Biomedicine, Coordination, Research and Development Centers
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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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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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Michel, Kathryn K. – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
One model for successful university research centers is based upon close collaboration with other organizations, including large and small companies as well as federal and state agencies. Collaborations of this nature often involve an Institutional Advisory Board (IAB), which can have significant responsibility for management and financial…
Descriptors: Industry, School Business Relationship, Advisory Committees, Research Administration
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Tumwijukye, Henry; Motevalli, Mahnaz; Nambi, Sophia; Kyeyune, Isaac – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
Over the last decade, Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced an increased volume of funding and training activities to support research capacity development. However, there are persistent deficits in the number of active investigators conducting independent research with their own grants. To address this deficit, research institutions need to find an…
Descriptors: Novices, Researchers, Professional Development, Minicourses
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Godley, Jenny; Sharkey, Keith A.; Weiss, Samuel – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
This paper uses social network analysis to evaluate how the formation of an interdisciplinary brain research institute affected interaction and collaboration among neuroscientists at one Canadian university. The research institute, formed in 2004, has about 100 members representing ten different departments across the university campus. We…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Networks, Network Analysis
Kakande, Nelson; Namirembe, Regina; Kaye, Dan K.; Mugyenyi, Peter N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
Despite the presence of several funded research projects at academic and research institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, the quality of the pre/post grant award process in these institutions is inadequate. There is a need to strengthen research administration through infrastructural, organizational, and human resource development to match the dynamic…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Recognition (Achievement), Research Administration, Foreign Countries
Philbin, Simon P. – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
A management framework has been successfully utilized at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom to improve the process for developing and managing university-industry research collaborations. The framework has been part of a systematic approach to increase the level of research contracts from industrial sources, to strengthen the…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Universities, School Business Relationship, Cooperation
Chun, Maria B. J. – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
Due to the current economic crisis, research administrators at public universities are grappling with declining state funding and are faced with identifying other potential sources of revenue to support operations. Research administrators at all levels are forced to do more with less. Department level research administrators must be innovative…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Public Colleges, Departments, Administrators
Harris, Michael – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
Institutions face pressure from governmental agencies and industry to support collaborative activity on campus. This research examines two forms of collaboration, interdisciplinary teaching and research, to better understand the strategies and influences fostering such work. Using Kezar and Lester's (2009) model of intra-organizational…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Research Universities, Cooperation
Lintz, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Research Administration, 2008
Research administration has experienced dramatic changes over the past decades. As scientific research has evolved, higher education institutions have tried to adapt, with varying degrees of success. This paper presents a conceptual framework based on six cornerstones of research administration: mission, information, communication, collaboration,…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Models, Higher Education, Administrative Principles
Cole, Sharon Stewart – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
The purpose of this Delphi study was to gather expert opinions and recommendations for change in the research administration system to bring about growth and collaboration. This study was deemed important because at the heart of every system is the fact that individuals need each other to continue to exist. The results of the Delphi study give…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Opinions, Educational Change, Cooperation
Aboelela, Sally W.; Merrill, Jacqueline A.; Carley, Kathleen M.; Larson, Elaine – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
We sought to examine the growth of an interdisciplinary center using social network analysis techniques. Specific aims were to examine the patterns of growth and interdisciplinary connectedness of the Center and to identify the social network characteristics of its productive members. The setting for this study was The Center for Interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperation, Network Analysis, Social Networks
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