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Holmes, Elizabeth – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The presentation by Elizabeth Holmes, PhD, summarized the integration of character and leadership development in the education of healthcare professionals. Citing the mission, vision, values, graduate attributes, and various examples of current programs and initiatives from both the United States Naval Academy and the University of Botswana, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Military Schools, Professional Development, Ethics
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
DuBois, James M.; Dueker, Jeffrey M. – Journal of Research Administration, 2009
In an effort to foster research integrity, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation mandate education of all trainees in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Nevertheless, recent studies suggest that rates of questionable research practices and scientific misconduct are both high and considerably underreported.…
Descriptors: Research, Administration, Behavior, Integrity
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
Robinson, Georgeanna F. W. B. – Journal of Research Administration, 2009
In recent years academic capitalism and a distancing from Mertonian scientific norms have shifted the traditional reward of academic science from peer recognition to the award of grants. With the shrinking of the NIH budget in real terms since 2003, there are increasing numbers of researchers whose careers are at risk from lack of funding. This…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Rewards, Professional Recognition, Grants
Grimshaw, Shirley; Wilson, Ian – Journal of Research Administration, 2009
The aim of the project was to develop a set of online tools, systems and processes that would facilitate research at the University of Nottingham. The tools would be delivered via a portal, a one-stop place providing a Virtual Research Environment for all those involved in the research process. A predominantly bottom-up approach was used with…
Descriptors: User Satisfaction (Information), Focus Groups, International Cooperation, Universities
Rath, Jean – Journal of Research Administration, 2009
Over recent years universities in New Zealand have come under pressure from Government to increase quality assured research outputs and raise the level of staff participation in research-focused activity. One response to this pressure has been to target research development funding toward new researchers within an institution. This paper reports…
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Countries, Researchers, Grants
Mullen, Carol A.; Murthy, Uday; Teague, Greg – Journal of Research Administration, 2008
This study presents findings from a university-wide faculty survey on research resources at a top-tier research institution in the United States (U.S.). The researchers (faculty leaders) designed the original instrument, submitted it for critique and validation to a faculty senate's research body, and solicited participation from all colleges. The…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Researchers, Attitudes, Needs Assessment
Sa, Creso M. – Journal of Research Administration, 2008
This paper examines the characteristics and organizational issues associated with university-based research centers. The first section sketches general characteristics and functions of centers. The second section examines major issues concerning the organization of centers, including funding and sustainability, center autonomy, and relations with…
Descriptors: Research and Development Centers, Universities, Institutional Autonomy, Financial Support
Lincoln, Sarah Hope; Holmes, Elizabeth K. – Journal of Research Administration, 2008
When faced with a morally charged situation, individuals engage in an ethical decision-making process to resolve the ethical dilemma. This paper outlines a model that describes the steps in the ethical decision-making process and identifies situational factors, collectively termed moral intensity, which may influence this process. The use of a…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Ethics, Decision Making, Models
Ford, Bryan K.; Sander, Erik; Shino, Kathleen J.; Hardin, J. Michael – Journal of Research Administration, 2008
The process of creating and transitioning the storehouse of university research and development to commercial products is by its nature a true partnership of great university innovators, experienced entrepreneurs and adequate funding sources. In the United States, the process of university innovation to commercialization begins deep in university…
Descriptors: Innovation, Research and Development, Technology Transfer, Small Businesses
Myers, Phillip E.; Smith, Marie F. – Journal of Research Administration, 2008
Research administrators can be assisted in resolving issues with awareness of the critical period of policy formation divulged in the Joseph Warner Papers. He and his colleagues on the Subcommittee on Grants and Contracts Provisions of COGR adopted the philosophy that research administrators needed flexibility and reduced paperwork and costs.…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Policy Formation, Federal Government, Government Publications
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
Schaller-Demers, Debra – Journal of Research Administration, 2008
This article focuses on perceptions and behaviors surrounding potential conflicts of interest and/or commitment on both personal and institutional levels. It references past cases, public reaction and subsequent policy decisions. Most people believe conflict to be negative, something to be avoided. While conflict might make one feel stressed,…
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, Research Administration, Ethics, Private Financial Support
Abdel-Messih, Ibrahim Adib; El-Setouhy, Maged; Crouch, Michael M.; Earhart, Kenneth C. – Journal of Research Administration, 2008
Research is conducted in a variety of cultural settings. Ethical standards developed in Europe and the Americas are increasingly applied in these settings, many of which are culturally different from the countries in which these standards originated. To overcome these cultural differences, investigators may be tempted to deviate from ethical…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cultural Differences, Research Administration, Medical Research
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