ERIC Number: ED198756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Development and Management of Research Groups: A Guide for University Researchers.
Smith, Robert V.
Guidelines for professional research managers of small research groups are presented. The research group consisting of 10 or fewer full-time-equivalent research personnel is the focus. The following aspects of developing the research group are considered: obtaining grant support, recruiting personnel, procuring equipment and instrumentation services, and developing collaborative arrangements. The following concerns for managing the research group are covered: orientation of personnel, reporting mechanisms, boosting morale and providing encouragement, needs of different types of personnel, travel policies, publication activities, purchasing activities, maintenance and operation of equipment, maintenance of literature files and references, secretarial and support staff, public relations activities, and time management. A summary of the guidelines for each area is included. It is suggested that the list can be effectively used by research managers for review purposes and to prepare lectures for research group meetings or seminars. A bibliography is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Personnel Needs, Program Administration, Program Development, Purchasing, Recruitment, Research Directors, Research Needs, Research Projects, Research Tools, Researchers
University of Texas Press, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, TX 78712 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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