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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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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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Droegemeier, Kelvin K.; Snyder, Lori Anderson; Knoedler, Alicia; Taylor, William; Litwiller, Brett; Whitacre, Caroline; Gobstein, Howard; Keller, Christine; Hinds, Teri Lyn; Dwyer, Nathalie – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
The individual charged with stewarding the academic research and creative activity enterprise (i.e., Chief Research Officer or Vice President/Chancellor for Research), has tremendous responsibility and influence over the institution's ability to achieve its overall mission. Yet, the skills and knowledge required to successfully serve in this role…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Research Administration, Research Universities, Administrator Attitudes
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Wiebe, Natasha G.; Maticka-Tyndale, Eleanor – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
Obtaining external funding has become increasingly difficult for Canadian researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Our literature review suggests that grant-writing groups and workshops make an important contribution to increasing both applications for external funding and success in funding competitions. This article describes an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grants, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing
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Raubenolt, Amy – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
In May 2016, the office of Finance and Sponsored Projects at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital conducted a 5-day design sprint session to re-evaluate and redesign a flawed final reporting process within the department. The department sprint was modeled after the design sprint sessions that occur routinely in software…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Hospitals, Cooperation, Research Reports
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Marina, Sarah; Davis-Hamilton, Zoya; Charmanski, Kara E. – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Three studies were jointly conducted by the Office of Research Administration and Office of Proposal Development at Tufts University to evaluate the services within each respective office. The studies featured assessments that used, respectively, (1) quantitative metrics; (2) a quantitative satisfaction survey with limited qualitative questions;…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Evaluation Methods, Universities, Surveys
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Hicks, Melanie; Monroy-Paz, Jorge – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
In a world of fast moving technology, pressure cooker work climates and stretched resources, productivity, employee engagement, and talent retention are critical to the success of any organization. Research administration offices are no exception. Psychological contract theory provides insightful illumination on reactions to these environments by…
Descriptors: Psychology, Contracts, Research Administration, Employer Employee Relationship
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Barron, Gary; Scarlett-Ferguson, Heather; Aspen, Cathy – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Alberta Health Services (AHS) was awarded a grant from the Alberta Ministry of Human Services to promote applied mental health research within areas of interest to the Ministry. The grant funded the "Collaborative Research Grant Initiative: Mental Wellness in Seniors and Persons with Disabilities" (CRGI), designed to collaboratively…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Workshops, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Jenkins, Chris – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
Biological materials oversight in life sciences research in the United States is a challenging endeavor for institutions and the scientific, regulatory compliance, and federal communities. In order to assess biological materials oversight at Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) registered with the United States National Institutes of Health,…
Descriptors: Biology, Scientific Research, Safety, Research Administration
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Godley, Jenny; Sharkey, Keith A.; Weiss, Samuel – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
This paper uses social network analysis to evaluate how the formation of an interdisciplinary brain research institute affected interaction and collaboration among neuroscientists at one Canadian university. The research institute, formed in 2004, has about 100 members representing ten different departments across the university campus. We…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Networks, Network Analysis