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Zink, Holly R.; Curran, Jack D. – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
An onboarding program is a powerful tool to welcome new employees and support their productivity. Children's Mercy Hospital created a systematic Research Faculty Onboarding Program (RFOP) to engage new research faculty from their first day with the hospital and to shorten the startup time to productivity. Surveys and interviews indicated that…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Hospitals, Research Administration, Staff Orientation
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Becker, Alyson E.; Heinzmann, Jessica; Kenyon, DenYelle Baete – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
The problem statement for this manuscript is to describe the literature on grant funding for underrepresented investigators, particularly American Indians, and detail the CRCAIH Pilot Grant Program and its success in developing underrepresented researchers (e.g. American Indian, early stage investigators). Grant funding is increasingly difficult…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Grants, American Indians, Researchers
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Porter, Robert – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
This paper discusses the contrasting perspectives of academic prose versus grant writing, and lists strategies grant specialists can use to help researchers break old habits and replace them with techniques better suited to the world of competitive grant proposals. [This article is a reprint of "Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Faculty Publishing, Writing for Publication, Proposal Writing
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Wiebe, Natasha G.; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
Obtaining external funding has become increasingly difficult for Canadian researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Our literature review suggests that grant-writing groups and workshops make an important contribution to increasing both applications for external funding and success in funding competitions. This article describes an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grants, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing
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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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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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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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Joyce, Jeffrey N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
Independent academic medical centers (IAMC) are challenged to develop and support a research enterprise and maintain primary goals of healthcare delivery and financial solvency. Strategies for promoting translational research have been shown to be effective at institutions in the top level of federal funding, but not for smaller IAMCs. The…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Hospitals, Research, Sustainability
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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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Schofield, Tatiana – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
In a fast moving business environment university-industry collaborations play a critical role in contributing to national economies and furthering a competitive advantage. Knowledge transfer from university to industry is supported by national governments as part of their innovation, national growth and competitiveness agenda. A…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Surveys, Administrator Attitudes, Researchers
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
Evans, Linda – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Located within the recently emerged field of researcher development, this article represents an attempt to make a key theoretical contribution to its knowledge base through a conceptual analysis. It presents as propositional knowledge an original theoretical model of the componential structure of researcher development, as interpreted and defined…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Researchers, Professional Development, Intellectual Development
Seltzer, Daniel; Zoloth, Laurie; Traina, Cristina L. H.; Kiesling, Lynne – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications ("ELSI") research has played an increasingly important role in scientific research. Tens of millions of dollars, many of which are public, are spent funding scientific research projects. Taxpayers are demanding that scientific advancement move forward, hand-in-hand with careful examination of the many ethical…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Integrity, Economic Climate, Ethics
Halilem, Norrin – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
In the Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government relations, the academic researcher plays a predominant role as he participates in research, which provides opportunities for innovation; in teaching, which develops highly qualified personnel; and in entrepreneurialism, which represents the transformation of knowledge in a more usable form, and…
Descriptors: Researchers, School Business Relationship, Government School Relationship, Entrepreneurship
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