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Smith, Deborah L. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1991
Because higher education institutions have become dependent on federal funding for academic and research activities, compliance with federal regulations is mandatory. Keeping up with these regulations, implementing them, and providing necessary certifications requires careful planning and management. Accomplishing this efficiently will both help…
Descriptors: Certification, Compliance (Legal), Costs, Efficiency
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Harris, Kathleen – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1985
Interviews with faculty on decisions to submit proposals for external funding suggest that activity at the current institution is related to previous experience, and more experience in graduate school may have a strong, positive effect on later activity. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Decision Making, Grantsmanship, Higher Education
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Lucas, Robert A. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1988
The tradition of negotiating indirect costs in grants should be abandoned, and research administrators should instead offer different levels of service depending on what the sponsor wants to spend. Three levels of overhead rate are suggested (super, regular, and economy) and their corresponding levels of service are defined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Cost Effectiveness, Grants, Higher Education
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Ursprung, Heinrich – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1988
A study of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology suggests (1) an abrupt change in an institution's financial pattern need not mean loss of excellence; (2) in crisis, the institution must build on its strengths; (3) strong central planning is essential; (4) an excellent faculty is the first responsibility. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, College Planning, Educational Quality
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Waugaman, Paul G.; Martin, Evrette L. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1985
A survey of South Carolina participants in Small Business Innovative Research programs, conducted to evaluate previous assumptions about research success factors, found that success hinged on the principal investigator's background, the presence of university connections for the project, and the project's ability to respond to the agency's stated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Research Design
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Whitehead, Edwin C. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1988
The founder of the Whitehead Institute (Massachusetts) describes the issues and challenges encountered in establishing a private research institute, focusing on the evolution of the institute's affiliation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Autonomy, taxes, the differences between academic and industrial organizations, and defining…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Medical Research
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Tuttle, Waneta C.; And Others – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1989
Research management strategies used effectively in a large-scale clinical trial to determine the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam are discussed, including pre-project planning, organization according to strategy, attention to scheduling, a team approach, emphasis on guest relations, cross-training of personnel, and preparing…
Descriptors: Experiments, Higher Education, Medical Research, Planning
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Shapek, Raymond A. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1984
There are many misconceptions about how funding decisions are made within federal agencies. Observations of how bias creeps into an otherwise objective evaluation process are presented, and hints are offered on improving the probability of receiving federal support. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Bias, Decision Making, Federal Aid, Financial Support
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Cichy, Kelly A. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1990
As colleges and universities increasingly seek for-profit corporate sponsors for their research programs, collaboration may be complicated by differential missions leading to potential conflicts of interest. Ethical issues include corporate influence on research topics, secrecy and publication restrictions, patent ownership, unfavorable…
Descriptors: Cheating, College Faculty, College Role, Conflict of Interest
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Tolbert, T. L. – Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, 1985
Success in university-industry cooperative ventures depends on (1) a mutual understanding of the parties' needs and expectations from the outset, (2) understanding of individual responsibilities in collaborative efforts, (3) policy to accommodate both security and publication of results, (4) mechanisms to avoid divisiveness, and (5) scientific…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Programs, Higher Education