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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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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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Abbott, Rodman P.; Stracener, Jerrell – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
This study investigates the relationship between the designated research project system independent variables of Labor, Travel, Equipment, and Contract total annual costs and the dependent variables of both the associated matching research project total annual academic publication output and thesis/dissertation number output. The Mahalanobis…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Research Projects, Pattern Recognition, Predictor Variables
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Nagy, Dianne – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
This study investigated the factors that shape the broader impacts activities of NSF grant recipients. A random sample of NSF grantees was surveyed about the type and quality of their broader impacts activities, their views on knowledge production and the democratization of science, their experience and training, and the existence of a supportive…
Descriptors: Investigations, Grants, Program Effectiveness, Performance Factors
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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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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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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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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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Williams, Stephen J. – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
The evolution of a research university can take many paths. Described here is a case study of the synergy between the establishment and growth of a primarily graduate school and the commitment to developing a research university, all with the assistance of a separately incorporated non-profit research administration entity. The result has been a…
Descriptors: State Universities, Research Universities, Research Administration, Institutional Advancement
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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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Sugihara, Tadashi; Sonobe, Taro; Mutoh, Seitaro – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
In 2004, all national universities in Japan, which had previously been legally subordinate to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), became separate National University Corporations. With this change, the importance of securing competitive funding increased significantly, and university researchers have had to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Research Administration, Research Projects
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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
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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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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
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Nash, Julie A.; Wright, Dianne A. – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
A study to construct a profile of the Chief Research Officer (CRO) was conducted through aggregation of data through a survey instrument distributed to CROs at 240 Carnegie Classified research institutions. Resumes of CROs were voluntarily submitted and job descriptions were obtained and content analyzed. The career pathways and the profile of the…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Research Administration, Database Management Systems, Administrator Attitudes
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