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Ennever, Fanny K.; Nabi, Sean; Bass, Patricia A.; Huang, Lilly O.; Fogler, Emily C. – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
Clinical trials must address a number of laws, regulations, and other sources of requirements when communicating privacy and confidentiality protections to potential participants. This article outlines relevant requirements from Common Rule regulations, Food and Drug Administration regulations, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…
Descriptors: Privacy, Confidentiality, Language Usage, Research
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Liberale, Andrea Pescina; Kovach, Jamison V. – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
Research activities often involve enrolling human subjects as volunteers to participate in research studies. Federal regulations mandate that research institutions are responsible for protecting the ethical rights and welfare of human subjects from research risks. This is usually accomplished by requiring approval of research protocols by an…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Research Universities, Compliance (Legal), Operations Research
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Nebeker, Camille; Linares-Orozco, Rubi; Crist, Katie – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Introduction: The increased availability of mobile sensing technologies is creating a paradigm shift for health research by creating new opportunities for measuring and monitoring behavior. For example, researchers can now collect objective information about a participant's daily activity using wearable devices that have: 1- Global Positioning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Measurement Techniques
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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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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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Canary, Heather E.; Hansen, Kody D.; Rinehart, Marc D.; May, Kristal; Barlow, Jahn – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
Research institutions are charged with developing and managing conflict of interest (COI) policies regarding the design, conduct, and reporting of research. Prior research indicates that university researchers may not understand the purpose of these policies and may resent the time taken to demonstrate compliance. Policy communication is not a…
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, School Policy, Research Universities, Communication Strategies
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Biggs, John S. G.; Marchesi, August – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
The principal ethics committee in Australia's Capital, Canberra, underwent a major revision in the last three years based on changes debated in the literature. Committee or Board structure varies widely; regulations determining minimum size and membership differ between countries. Issues such as the effectiveness of committee management,…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Review (Reexamination), Organizational Change, Change Strategies
Atkinson, Timothy N.; Butler, Jesse W. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
The following article argues that the research compliance system has some flaws that should be addressed, particularly with regard to excessive emphasis of and reliance upon formal regulations in research administration. Ethical formalism, understood here as the use of formal rules for the determination of behavior, is not an optimal perspective…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research Administration, Compliance (Legal), Administrative Organization
Roberts, Thomas J.; Shambrook, Jennifer – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
Academic peer review is widely viewed as fair, equitable, and essential to academic quality. Successfully completing the process through publication or award is widely deemed as one of the most rigorous and prestigious forms of scholarly accomplishment. Despite this sentiment the academic peer review process is not without fault. It is criticized…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Integrity, Ethics, Reflection
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
Gabriele, Edward – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
Research administration and leadership, above all, directly serve the needs of researchers, scientists, research programs, institutions and their leaders, and the public trust itself. Research administration is therefore an expansive and all encompassing profession. It integrates all of the diverse arts and sciences that are foundational to…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research Administration, Leadership, Cultural Pluralism
Slocum, J. Michael – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
Voice of Experience advances the tradition of service of the "Journal of Research Administration" by fostering consideration of and reflection upon contemporary issues and concerns in research administration. VOE is a celebrated feature column in each edition of the Journal. In this article, the author presents a review of recent literature…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Ethics, Conflict of Interest, Research Administration
Kakande, Nelson; Namirembe, Regina; Kaye, Dan K.; Mugyenyi, Peter N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
Despite the presence of several funded research projects at academic and research institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, the quality of the pre/post grant award process in these institutions is inadequate. There is a need to strengthen research administration through infrastructural, organizational, and human resource development to match the dynamic…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Recognition (Achievement), Research Administration, Foreign Countries
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
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