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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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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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Brandt, Edward N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
The field of biomedical research has undergone several changes in recent years. These include increased funding, the rapid development in scientific knowledge which speeds up the obsolescence of equipment, facilities and knowledge and the growing complexity of scientific problems. Research administrators can take steps to address these changes…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Research Administration, Medical Research, Biomedicine
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Ashley, Sonia; Goodman, Ira – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
The significance of biorepositories has been known for many years but the latest advances in clinical and translational research and increased collaborations among investigators have made biorepositories even more prominent. Biorepositories collect and store human tissue and serum samples used in both the research and treatment of disease. In…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Research Administration, Cancer, Biological Sciences
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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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Sugihara, Tadashi; Sonobe, Taro; Mutoh, Seitaro – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
In 2004, all national universities in Japan, which had previously been legally subordinate to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), became separate National University Corporations. With this change, the importance of securing competitive funding increased significantly, and university researchers have had to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Research Administration, Research Projects
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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
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
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
Goodman, Ira S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
With some NIH pay lines running at or below the 10th percentile, and funding becoming scarce for large science grants, new approaches are necessary to secure large interdisciplinary grant awards. The UCSD Moores Cancer Center has developed a team approach, starting with the identification of a competitive opportunity and progressing to the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Research Administration, Research Proposals, Grants
Gomo, Exnevia; Kalilani, Linda; Mwapasa, Victor; Trigu, Chifundo; Phiri, Kamija; Schmidt, Joann; van Hensbroek, Michael Boele – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
In lesser-developed African countries, the lack of institutionalised support for research, combined with limited career opportunities and poor remuneration, have contributed to weak research infrastructure and capacity, and a continuing brain drain to developed countries. Malawi's Research Support Centre (RSC) model is novel in that it provides a…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Employment Opportunities