ERIC Number: ED276365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Management of University Research Groups.
Smith, Robert V.
Guidelines for managers of university research groups cover securing resources, personnel, and services and choosing collaborators, as well as organizing, supervising, and controlling research activities. Attention is directed to: orientation of personnel; reporting mechanisms; boosting morale; the needs of different personnel; handling travel, publication, and purchasing activities; maintaining equipment and literature retrieval systems; managing secretarial and support staff; time management; and public relations. New to this revised edition of the guide are guidelines for research with animals, human subjects, and biohazards, and for performance evaluation, personnel problems, and budget management. The following types of grants are considered: free gift or grant-in-aid, grant, cooperative agreement, contract, fellowship, and scholarship. Information is also provided on: proposal preparation and common problems of grant proposals, databases on foundations and other granting agencies, periodicals that advertise openings for researchers, questions for conducting telephone interviews for postdoctoral and senior supervisor positions, and books for orientation of new researchers. A sample letter that might accompany a grant-in-aid check and a performance evaluation form for researchers are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Conferences, Cooperative Programs, Equipment, Fund Raising, Grants, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Money Management, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Management, Proposal Writing, Public Relations, Recruitment, Research Administration, Research Directors, Research Reports, Researchers, Time Management, Travel, Writing for Publication
University of Texas Press, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, TX 78713 ($17.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: Revised edition of the author's "Development and Management of Research Groups" (1980).