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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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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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Ashley, Sonia; Goodman, Ira – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
The significance of biorepositories has been known for many years but the latest advances in clinical and translational research and increased collaborations among investigators have made biorepositories even more prominent. Biorepositories collect and store human tissue and serum samples used in both the research and treatment of disease. In…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Research Administration, Cancer, Biological Sciences
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Derrick, Gemma; Nickson, Alicen – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
The introduction of competitive rankings and research assessment frameworks have necessitated that research organisations continually monitor their research strengths and weaknesses. Such monitoring is essential to be able to strategically respond in a competitive environment. There is little research on the role of research management in research…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Research Administration, Institutional Role, Evidence
Gannon, Sam C. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Academic medical centers are well-known for their emphasis on teaching, research and public service; however, like most large, bureaucratic organizations, they oftentimes suffer from an inability to learn as an organization. The role of the research administrator in the academic medical center has grown over time as the profession itself has…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Hospitals, Higher Education, Organizational Culture
Seltzer, Daniel; Zoloth, Laurie; Traina, Cristina L. H.; Kiesling, Lynne – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications ("ELSI") research has played an increasingly important role in scientific research. Tens of millions of dollars, many of which are public, are spent funding scientific research projects. Taxpayers are demanding that scientific advancement move forward, hand-in-hand with careful examination of the many ethical…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Integrity, Economic Climate, Ethics
Waite, Joann – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
Within the sponsored research support offices in departments at research institutions, non-profits, and undergraduate institutions, research administrators are often perceived as servant leaders by their own membership organizations and those who work with them. This perception is influenced by survey results focusing on character. Parolini (2004)…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Administrator Role, Leadership Styles, Empathy
Wright, David E.; Schneider, Paige P. – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
Research institutions receiving U. S. Public Health Service (PHS) funding must assure the Office of Research Integrity (ORI/OPHS/DHHS) that policies and procedures are in place conforming to 42 CFR 93 to investigate allegations of Misconduct in Research, defined as fabrication or falsification of research data, or plagiarism. An institutional…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Integrity, Administrators, College Administration
Cole, Sharon Stewart – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to inform administrators and organizational leaders that a change in the support offered to faculty and the environment of research administration is desirable. This recommendation is supported by the results of a Delphi study that was undertaken to gather expert opinions and recommendations from research faculty…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Delphi Technique, Focus Groups, College Faculty
Carter, Ian M. – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
Recognising the existence of customer-supplier roles and relationships in the performance of research can lead to an improvement in the management, and hence delivery, of research. Research, especially university-based research, is often managed with a light touch, with the researchers operating independently, and neither their institution nor…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Role, Relationship, Administrator Role
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Steinert, Bruce W. – Journal of Research Administration, 2002
Discusses clinical trials in general, protecting human research subjects, and the role the research administrator can play in facilitating the process. The discussion is not intended to be a thorough treatise on clinical trials, but is an overview of new and lesser known human protection issues that are better handled prospectively. (EV)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Laboratory Procedures, Research Administration, Safety
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Spina, Mary T. – Journal of Research Administration, 2000
An experienced research administrator who has worked in both pre-award and post-award administrative roles offers her perspectives of both sides and suggests that a smooth relationship between pre-award and post-award research administrators is critical to the conduct of research. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Awards, Cooperation, Grants
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Gabriele, Edward F. – Journal of Research Administration, 2000
Discusses the role of research administrators as executive administrators and executive managers of Institutional Review Board (IRB) ethical review programs within biomedical research institutions. Suggests that research administrators who serve as IRB executives can work to transform biomedical research organizations from being only associations…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Ethics, Higher Education, Medical Research