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Hottenstein, Kristi N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
The United States is a world leader in biomedical clinical research. America's existing human subject research regulations structure affords sizable protections for the ethical treatment of research volunteers. Early initiatives such as the Belmont Report were specific to federally funded research. Over the past several decades guidelines such as…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Governing Boards, Research Administration, Volunteers
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Squilla, Brian; Lee, Jenna; Steil, Andrew – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
The private sector has been moving toward the idea of consolidating administrative functions within organizations since the 1980s. While this sector has traditionally implemented shared services with cost reduction in mind, traditionally through economies of scale, many universities across the country have begun to explore the concept of managing…
Descriptors: Universities, Administrative Organization, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Research
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Mounce, Doug; Curci, Frank X.; Fortenbery, Joshua B. – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
What liability is associated with assuming the role of the "sponsor" in a clinical trial? This article discusses the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations governing sponsorship, and how courts have interpreted those regulations in cases with a claim of injury. There is a natural concern with the responsibility implied by…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Pretesting, Federal Regulation, Donors
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Falk-Krzesinski, Holly J.; Tobin, Stacey C. – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
While Elizabeth Barrett Browning counted 25 ways in which she loves her husband in her poem, "How Do I Love Thee? Let me Count the Ways," we identified only eight ways to evaluate the potential for success of a federal research grant proposal. This may be surprising, as it seems upon initial glance of the review criteria used by various…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Grants, Program Proposals, Evaluation Criteria
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Schaller-Demers, Debra S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Every research institution employs administrative staff who support the research community on a daily basis. Whether in a central office, department, clinic or laboratory, these people may not be aware of the important role they play in safe-guarding the integrity of the research enterprise. Frequently, research administrators are forced to face…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research, Integrity, Research Administration
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Nguyen, T. L. Huong; Meek, Vincent Lynn – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
University research capacity building has now become an increasingly important task in both developed and less developed countries. In this capacity building endeavour, research late-developer universities in particular need to develop a sound research organizational structure. However, what elements are needed in organizing and structuring…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Performance Factors, Capacity Building, College Administration
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Ivey, Paul W.; Oliver, Gossett; Henry, Martin – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) is quite young, having been granted university status in 1995, a mere 19 years ago. Nevertheless, UTech is acutely aware that it is research that sets a university apart from other post-secondary institutions. Driven by this awareness, it has developed, articulated, and implemented a coherent research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Productivity, Fidelity, Research Administration
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Huang, Jun Song – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
While collaboration is increasingly recognized to be important for research, researchers' collaboration networks are still not adequately recognized as a form of research capacity in the literature. Research is a knowledge creation activity and interpersonal research collaboration networks are important for knowledge cross-fertilization and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Social Networks, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Collaboration
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Birx, Donald L.; Anderson-Fletcher, Elizabeth; Whitney, Elizabeth – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
The emerging research college or university is one of the most formidable resources a region has to reinvent and grow its economy. This paper is the first of two that outlines a process of building research universities that enhance regional technology development and facilitate flexible networks of collaboration and resource sharing. Although the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational Development, Developing Institutions, College Administration
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Birx, Donald L.; Ford, Ralph M.; Payne, Carrie A. – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
Colleges and universities are two of the most formidable resources a country has to reinvent and grow its economy. This is the second of two papers that outlines a process of building and strengthening research universities that enhances regional technology development and facilitates flexible networks of collaboration and resource sharing. In the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Knowledge Economy, Regional Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach
Weisblat, Gina; Sell, Christine – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
If university research is to remain a high priority in the national education agenda, graduate students must be prepared to move into research positions. Cleveland State University created the Graduate Grant Writing Center to enhance students' understanding of research principles and ethics, appreciation of the value of collaborations and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Proposal Writing, Mentors, Advisory Committees
Lategan, Laetus O. K. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
This paper looks into the importance of a responsible research community and how ethics can contribute towards the building of such a community. The paper starts off by outlining the many challenges facing a responsible research community. These challenges range from doing research, transferring the research results, commercialising the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Intellectual Property, Integrity, Ethics
Nelson, Cameron R. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
This year the world commemorates the beginning of the tragic USPHS syphilis experiments that occurred in Tuskegee, Alabama from 1932 to 1972. In light of this sobering anniversary, this article will briefly examine four studies: the already mentioned USPHS syphilis studies in Tuskegee, the Nazi Holocaust Experiments and the resulting Doctors'…
Descriptors: Ethics, Medical Research, History, Informed Consent
Easterly, Debra M.; Ricard, Cynthia S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Issues surrounding gender discrimination have been addressed over the past 40 years with various pieces of legislation and federal policies that have made such discrimination illegal. The number of women in higher education as students and faculty has steadily increased since the 1950s, though only in certain disciplines and in the lower faculty…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Discrimination, STEM Education, Biological Sciences
Gabriele, Edward F. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
In the last decades there has arisen a greater awareness of the ever present need for critical academic reflection on the nature of ethics leadership and committees in research, healthcare, and organizational systems. Yet what is meant by ethics itself? How is ethics understood as a historical phenomenon? What challenges must ethics leaders face…
Descriptors: Ethics, Leadership, Self Concept, Reputation
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