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Droegemeier, Kelvin K.; Snyder, Lori Anderson; Knoedler, Alicia; Taylor, William; Litwiller, Brett; Whitacre, Caroline; Gobstein, Howard; Keller, Christine; Hinds, Teri Lyn; Dwyer, Nathalie – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
The individual charged with stewarding the academic research and creative activity enterprise (i.e., Chief Research Officer or Vice President/Chancellor for Research), has tremendous responsibility and influence over the institution's ability to achieve its overall mission. Yet, the skills and knowledge required to successfully serve in this role…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Research Administration, Research Universities, Administrator Attitudes
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Liberale, Andrea Pescina; Kovach, Jamison V. – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
Research activities often involve enrolling human subjects as volunteers to participate in research studies. Federal regulations mandate that research institutions are responsible for protecting the ethical rights and welfare of human subjects from research risks. This is usually accomplished by requiring approval of research protocols by an…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Research Universities, Compliance (Legal), Operations Research
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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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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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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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Derrick, Gemma; Nickson, Alicen – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
The introduction of competitive rankings and research assessment frameworks have necessitated that research organisations continually monitor their research strengths and weaknesses. Such monitoring is essential to be able to strategically respond in a competitive environment. There is little research on the role of research management in research…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Research Administration, Institutional Role, Evidence
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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
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Nash, Julie A.; Wright, Dianne A. – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
A study to construct a profile of the Chief Research Officer (CRO) was conducted through aggregation of data through a survey instrument distributed to CROs at 240 Carnegie Classified research institutions. Resumes of CROs were voluntarily submitted and job descriptions were obtained and content analyzed. The career pathways and the profile of the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Research Administration, Database Management Systems, Administrator Attitudes
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
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
Philbin, Simon P. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Multidisciplinary research institutes provide universities with an important vehicle to conduct research across traditional disciplines, and this can be an attractive capability for external funding bodies. However, there can be particular challenges, including managing different reporting lines, the need for effective research coordination, and…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Investigations, Foreign Countries, Research Administration
Walden, Patrick R.; Bryan, Valerie C. – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The purpose of this investigation was to identify College of Education (COE) faculty members' perceptions of motivators and barriers to grant writing at a public university in the South, to compare the university's COE faculty perceptions to previously published survey results of Colleges of Education at Research I institutions, and to compare…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Schools of Education, Reputation, Teaching Load
Rosales, Laura Leal – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
In 2001, the Texas state legislature created the Texas Excellence Fund (TEF) and the University Research Fund (URF) with the purpose of supporting institutional excellence and research capacity at general academic institutions. During the 2002-2003 biennium, participating Texas public universities received revenues from these funds (Legislative…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Universities, Educational Finance, Institutional Characteristics
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
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