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Lehman, Dwayne W. – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
The administration and management of sponsored projects spans many levels within an institution of higher education. Research administration professionals require an operational understanding of a complex and intertwined set of disciplines that include project management, finance, legal, ethics, communication, and business acumen. The explicit…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Organizational Theories, Research Administration, Knowledge Management
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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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Mounce, Doug; Curci, Frank X.; Fortenbery, Joshua B. – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
What liability is associated with assuming the role of the "sponsor" in a clinical trial? This article discusses the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations governing sponsorship, and how courts have interpreted those regulations in cases with a claim of injury. There is a natural concern with the responsibility implied by…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Pretesting, Federal Regulation, Donors
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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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Nickson, Alicen – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
New Managerialism (NM) has been used as an analytical framework to help understand the changes within the UK Higher Education Sector. This project sought to extend that work by undertaking a case study of an English university. Using the theory of NM, the study combined organisational description, strategic document review and in-depth interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Commercialization, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Burge, Donna M.; Sullivan, Shelia Cox – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
The article describes the potent impact of nursing research in shaping and implementing current healthcare trends. Further, the article provides contextual information relevant to the historical development of nursing science from Florence Nightingale forward while marking milestones of achievement in nursing research endeavors and subsequent…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Nurses, Nursing Research, Nursing Education
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Hamilton, Zoya – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
This research study examined support to sponsored programs administrators (SPAs, or research administrators) at baccalaureate universities from their chief executives. Support to SPAs strengthens the shared purpose of the university, enabling SPAs to serve as effective organizational representatives in business transactions pertaining to grants…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Universities, Organizational Culture
Easterly, Debra M.; Ricard, Cynthia S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Issues surrounding gender discrimination have been addressed over the past 40 years with various pieces of legislation and federal policies that have made such discrimination illegal. The number of women in higher education as students and faculty has steadily increased since the 1950s, though only in certain disciplines and in the lower faculty…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Discrimination, STEM Education, Biological Sciences
Gannon, Sam C. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Academic medical centers are well-known for their emphasis on teaching, research and public service; however, like most large, bureaucratic organizations, they oftentimes suffer from an inability to learn as an organization. The role of the research administrator in the academic medical center has grown over time as the profession itself has…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Hospitals, Higher Education, Organizational Culture
Hall, Kelly – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
University-based research centers can bring prestige and revenue to the institutions of higher education with which they are affiliated. Collaborating with corporations, units of government, and foundations, centers provide services to organizational leaders, policy makers, and communities. University research centers continue to increase in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Heuristics, Corporations, Research Administration
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
Mullen, Carol A. – Journal of Research Administration, 2009
This article offers mentoring frameworks for higher education that are applicable to research administrators and academic scholars. The author describes theories of adult education, mentoring, and leadership that relate to these populations. In addition to the pertinent literature, support is drawn from the author's scholarship and professional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mentors, Administrators, Research Administration
Wimsatt, Leslie; Trice, Andrea; Langley, David – Journal of Research Administration, 2009
This paper uses literature on faculty worklife and findings from a recent study conducted by the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) to shed light on the sources and extent of administrative burden experienced by faculty engaged in federal grant research. Discussion focuses on the implications for research administrators, including strategies…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Federal Aid, Research Administration, Productivity
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
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
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