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Johnson, Marcus R.; Bullard, A. Jasmine – Journal of Research Administration, 2020
Employee performance is a critical factor in the success, or failure, of any organization. Therefore, it is paramount that the leadership and/or management team in an organization establishes and implements an approach that can effectively assess and evaluate the performance of its employees in an objective manner. Research administrators are…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Medical Research, Employee Attitudes, Research Administration
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Zink, Holly R.; Curran, Jack D. – Journal of Research Administration, 2020
Little is known about the process of tracking the activity and days-to-productivity of new research faculty in pediatric academic medical centers in the United States. The purpose of this study was to design a quantitative technique for measuring the startup journey and academic productivity of new research faculty at an established research…
Descriptors: Productivity, Faculty Publishing, Efficiency, Hospitals
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Williamson, Charmaine; Dyason, Karin; Jackson, Jose – Journal of Research Administration, 2020
In the furtherance of knowledge, researchers and research are supported organizationally, but sometimes organically. Yet the research enterprise needs to be systemically managed. Research managers, however, are still striving to define their functions. Is research management part of the continuum of research itself? Is it an occupation? Is it a…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Researchers, Professionalism, Innovation
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Huang, Jun Song; Brown, Andrew – Journal of Research Administration, 2019
Higher education institutions are facing an increasing demand to collaborate with each other in the knowledge economy. Yet, research on how higher education management enhances collaborative work is rare. This paper takes research collaboration as an example and presents a provisional exploration initiated by a higher education institution in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Institutional Cooperation, Cooperation
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Zink, Holly R.; Curran, Jack D. – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
An onboarding program is a powerful tool to welcome new employees and support their productivity. Children's Mercy Hospital created a systematic Research Faculty Onboarding Program (RFOP) to engage new research faculty from their first day with the hospital and to shorten the startup time to productivity. Surveys and interviews indicated that…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Hospitals, Research Administration, Staff Orientation
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Becker, Alyson E.; Heinzmann, Jessica; Kenyon, DenYelle Baete – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
The problem statement for this manuscript is to describe the literature on grant funding for underrepresented investigators, particularly American Indians, and detail the CRCAIH Pilot Grant Program and its success in developing underrepresented researchers (e.g. American Indian, early stage investigators). Grant funding is increasingly difficult…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Grants, American Indians, Researchers
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Porter, Robert – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
This paper discusses the contrasting perspectives of academic prose versus grant writing, and lists strategies grant specialists can use to help researchers break old habits and replace them with techniques better suited to the world of competitive grant proposals. [This article is a reprint of "Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Faculty Publishing, Writing for Publication, Proposal Writing
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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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Spooner, Catherine; Lavey, Lisa; Mukuka, Chilandu; Eames-Brown, Rosslyn – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
Funding multi-institution centers of research excellence (CREs) has become a common means of supporting collaborative partnerships to address specific research topics. However, there is little guidance for those planning or managing a multi-institution CRE, which faces specific challenges not faced by single-institution research centers. We…
Descriptors: Research and Development Centers, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Administration, Qualitative Research
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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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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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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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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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Tumwijukye, Henry; Motevalli, Mahnaz; Nambi, Sophia; Kyeyune, Isaac – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
Over the last decade, Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced an increased volume of funding and training activities to support research capacity development. However, there are persistent deficits in the number of active investigators conducting independent research with their own grants. To address this deficit, research institutions need to find an…
Descriptors: Novices, Researchers, Professional Development, Minicourses
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Schofield, Tatiana – Journal of Research Administration, 2013
In a fast moving business environment university-industry collaborations play a critical role in contributing to national economies and furthering a competitive advantage. Knowledge transfer from university to industry is supported by national governments as part of their innovation, national growth and competitiveness agenda. A…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Surveys, Administrator Attitudes, Researchers
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