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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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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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Yates, Robin M.; Warren, Amy L. – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
Bridge-funding by tertiary-educational institutions allows researchers to continue their research in times of funding loss. With the ever-declining funding rates for major medical research institutions in North America, and the global economic downturn, it is crucial to critically assess institutional policies surrounding the allocation of…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Financial Support, Financial Policy, Medical Research
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Brandt, Edward N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
The field of biomedical research has undergone several changes in recent years. These include increased funding, the rapid development in scientific knowledge which speeds up the obsolescence of equipment, facilities and knowledge and the growing complexity of scientific problems. Research administrators can take steps to address these changes…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Research Administration, Medical Research, Biomedicine
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Mulfinger, Lorraine M.; Dressler, Kevin A.; James, L. Eric; Page, Niki; Serrano, Eduardo; Vazquez, Jorge – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
Research administrator interest in large research proposal development and submission support is high, arguably in response to the bleak funding landscape for research and federal agency trends toward making more frequent larger awards. In response, a team from Penn State University and Huron Consulting Group initiated a baseline study to…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Research Universities, Higher Education, Research and Development
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Nickson, Alicen – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
New Managerialism (NM) has been used as an analytical framework to help understand the changes within the UK Higher Education Sector. This project sought to extend that work by undertaking a case study of an English university. Using the theory of NM, the study combined organisational description, strategic document review and in-depth interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Commercialization, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Volpe, Emanuela; Kiser, Gretchen; Henry, Roland; Giacomini, Kathy; Volberding, Paul; Waldman, Frederic; Lowenstein, Daniel – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
Intramural funding programs within both large and small research institutions are an essential mechanism to foster collaborative, novel, or preliminary research activity, and to further institutional research strategic goals. At most research institutions in the United States, these funding opportunities are managed by each funding agency or…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Financial Support, Research Universities, Program Administration
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Joyce, Jeffrey N. – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
Independent academic medical centers (IAMC) are challenged to develop and support a research enterprise and maintain primary goals of healthcare delivery and financial solvency. Strategies for promoting translational research have been shown to be effective at institutions in the top level of federal funding, but not for smaller IAMCs. The…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Hospitals, Research, Sustainability
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Shambrook, Jennifer – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
The 2007 Research Administrator Stress Perception Survey (RASPerS) surveyed over 600 research administrators the resadm-l listserve. The 2010 RASPerS surveyed over 1,100 research administrators. During this time, there was significant change in the research funding landscape with the end to the US National Institutes of Health budget doubling and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Diseases, Conflict, Stress Variables
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
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
Hall, Kelly – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
University-based research centers can bring prestige and revenue to the institutions of higher education with which they are affiliated. Collaborating with corporations, units of government, and foundations, centers provide services to organizational leaders, policy makers, and communities. University research centers continue to increase in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Heuristics, Corporations, Research Administration
Goodman, Ira S. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
With some NIH pay lines running at or below the 10th percentile, and funding becoming scarce for large science grants, new approaches are necessary to secure large interdisciplinary grant awards. The UCSD Moores Cancer Center has developed a team approach, starting with the identification of a competitive opportunity and progressing to the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Research Administration, Research Proposals, Grants
Walden, Patrick R.; Bryan, Valerie C. – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
The purpose of this investigation was to identify College of Education (COE) faculty members' perceptions of motivators and barriers to grant writing at a public university in the South, to compare the university's COE faculty perceptions to previously published survey results of Colleges of Education at Research I institutions, and to compare…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Schools of Education, Reputation, Teaching Load
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