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McAlpine, Lynn – Journal of Research Administration, 2020
An award as principal investigator (PI) is an aspiration for many post-PhD researchers. However, we know little of the actual journey from PhD graduation to achieving this goal. Using a qualitative narrative approach, this study explored how eight science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine post-PhD researchers (on contracts and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Student Research, Educational Research
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Johnson, Marcus R.; Bullard, A. Jasmine – Journal of Research Administration, 2020
Employee performance is a critical factor in the success, or failure, of any organization. Therefore, it is paramount that the leadership and/or management team in an organization establishes and implements an approach that can effectively assess and evaluate the performance of its employees in an objective manner. Research administrators are…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Medical Research, Employee Attitudes, Research Administration
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Zink, Holly R.; Curran, Jack D. – Journal of Research Administration, 2020
Little is known about the process of tracking the activity and days-to-productivity of new research faculty in pediatric academic medical centers in the United States. The purpose of this study was to design a quantitative technique for measuring the startup journey and academic productivity of new research faculty at an established research…
Descriptors: Productivity, Faculty Publishing, Efficiency, Hospitals
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Carter, Jason R.; Delahanty, Douglas L.; Strasser, Jane E.; Knoedler, Alicia J.; Wilson, Gillian; Davis, Ralph K.; Engel, Don – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
Sharing research equipment and personnel across investigators and laboratories has a long-standing history within research universities. However, the coordinated management of centralized, shared resources (i.e., core facilities) that provide access to instruments, technologies, services, expert consultation, and/or other scientific and clinical…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Facilities, Facilities Management
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Ross, Roxana; Reeves, Jennifer; Scarpinato, Karin; Pelham, Maureen – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
As a relatively new function of the academic research enterprise, research development offices and research development activities are being used to improve grant funding success and achieve university research goals. This article describes and analyzes survey data collected as part of a sequential explanatory mixed methods investigation of…
Descriptors: Universities, Research Administration, Development, Success
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Eisenhower, Tracy – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
The purpose of this study was to analyze and develop an in-depth understanding of the characteristics of an R3, predominantly undergraduate institution of higher education with a high-performing externally-funded research portfolio. This study used a qualitative single-bounded case study approach and utilized a focus group structure for the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Collegiality
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Martinez, Paul S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
Prior to the passing of California Assembly Bill 20 (AB20) and the implementation of the California Model Agreement (CMA) in 2015, the proposal and award process for the California public university systems and the state of California was slow-moving, administratively burdensome, and inconsistent in contracting for research, training, and public…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Program Implementation, Contracts
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Johnson, Marcus R.; Middleton, Melissa; Brown, Mackenzie; Burke, Tara; Barnett, Tammy – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
Project prioritization is often an arduous task for any organization. This is particularly evident in large, complex organizations with matrixed management structures, such as the VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). CSP is responsible for the planning and conduct of large multicenter clinical trials and epidemiological studies in the Department…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Comparative Analysis, Models, Veterans
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Shuman, Kristin M. – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
The national need for higher education research has increased over the years with the growth of societal issues. Funding for this research is often acquired through competitive grant proposals due to the lack of internal funding in most universities. The skills required to write the grant are sometimes lacking and represented in current literature…
Descriptors: Grants, Grantsmanship, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing
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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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Wedekind, Gerben Kristian; Philbin, Simon Patrick – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
This paper illustrates how a university-based project management office (PMO) can provide focused support across the entire grant project lifecycle within a European research context. In recent years, EU (European Union) research and innovation grant programs have increasingly shifted to support multidisciplinary consortia composed of industry,…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Grants, Consortia, Research and Development
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Huang, Jun Song; Hung, Wei Loong – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
Research management is an emerging field of study and its development is significant to the advancement of research enterprise. Developing the science of research management requires investigating social mechanisms involved in research management. Yet, studies on social mechanisms of research management is lacking in the literature. To address…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Educational Research, Best Practices, Guidelines
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Johnson, Marcus R.; Bullard, A. Jasmine; Whitley, R. Lawrence – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
Background & Aims: Lean methodology is a continuous process improvement approach that is used to identify and eliminate unnecessary steps (or waste) in a process. It increases the likelihood that the highest level of value possible is provided to the end-user, or customer, in the form of the product delivered through that process. Lean…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Employment Practices, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Medical Research
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Silva, Angela J. – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
Research organizations are dealing with impacts from shrinking funding, have limited means and are functioning in environments of constant change and pressure all while identifying resources to develop or sustain programs. This state of uncertainty presents a unique opportunity for organizations to expand their capacity and become adaptive,…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Organizations (Groups), Organizational Culture, Models
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Rolland, Betsy; Lee, Charlotte P.; Potter, John D. – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
As collaborative biomedical research has increased in size and scope, so, too, has the need to facilitate the disparate work being done by investigators across institutional, geographic and, often, disciplinary boundaries. Yet we know little about what facilitation is on a day-to-day basis or what types of facilitation work contribute to the…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Biomedicine, Coordination, Research and Development Centers
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