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Gossman, Susan – Research Management Review, 2016
The focus of this single site, qualitative case study was on public research university STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) faculty and their perspectives on, and behavior towards, indirect cost recovery. The explanatory scheme was derived from anthropological theory and incorporated organizational culture, resource dependency…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Public Colleges
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Denton, Jon J.; Hunter, Frances A. – Research Management Review, 1997
A study investigated how sustained faculty participation in research fund raising produced substantial increases in external funding while faculty morale eroded. Seven mechanisms based on principles of work motivation had been developed and implemented to help faculty increase external funding. It is suggested this situation resulted from…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Fund Raising, Higher Education
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Davis, Sharon K.; Lowry, Peggy S. – Research Management Review, 1995
A survey of 100 college and university preaward research administration offices investigated the status of evaluation of these programs. Results suggest formal program evaluation is not a high priority among research administrators. Only 16% used formal evaluation, 53% used ad hoc evaluation, and only 20% initiated or requested evaluation.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, College Administration, Educational Trends
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Dummer, George H. – Research Management Review, 1995
The ways in which accountability issues have affected federal-university relationships, particularly in the area of academic research, are examined. Lessons university administrators have learned since issuance of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-21 in 1958, Congressional hearings on the operations of the National Institutes of Health…
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Disclosure, Educational History
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Petrick, Irene Johnston – Research Management Review, 1994
A survey of 344 colleges and universities investigated current practices concerning the dissemination of information, within the institution, about research funding opportunities. Results indicate that paper dominates electronic communication for such information dissemination, and selective, targeted distribution to faculty correlates positively…
Descriptors: Competition, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Higher Education
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Schumacher, Dorin – Research Management Review, 1994
As researchers turn to industry over government for research funding, it is proposed that research administrators provide substantial assistance to faculty in the different strategies and skills needed to win grants. Differences between corporate and federal sponsors, basic strategies found effective in winning grants, and elements of effective…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Fund Raising, Grants
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Sellers, William – Research Management Review, 1994
New federal regulations concerning direct cost accounting for college and university research projects are explained. It is concluded that the new standard allows institutions to reduce the signatures required on cost transfers and use reasonable cost allocation methods to simplify distribution of direct costs when research is supported by…
Descriptors: College Administration, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Money Management
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Hansen, Stephen L; Shisler, Clifford – Research Management Review, 1992
The role of the university research administrator has evolved from that of "mediator-expeditor" among faculty, university, and sponsor to that of regulator of the grants process. This has had a significant impact on the kinds of research administration jobs available, characteristics of research administrators, and nature and content of…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Conferences, Employment Opportunities
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Killoren, Robert – Research Management Review, 1989
A discussion of contemporary conflict of interest in university research administration offers a historical perspective of the political and economic factors in "academic capitalism" and looks at current pressures. Potential conflict situations that must be addressed in institutional policy formation are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Capitalism, College Role, Conflict of Interest
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Gunsalus, C. K.; Rowan, Judith – Research Management Review, 1989
Guidelines for dealing openly and directly with potential conflicts of interest in university research administration are offered to help administrators balance the institutional risks and benefits of relationships and interests faculty may have with outside agencies or companies. Advice for developing effective policies and procedures are also…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Faculty, Conflict of Interest, Higher Education
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Mishler, John M. – Research Management Review, 1989
When conflict-of-interest issues affect research programs and sponsored activities, research administrators make take several crucial roles: participant/advisor in forming, implementing, and overseeing relevant institutional policies and guidelines; counselor to develop ways of avoiding conflict-of-interest situations; and mediator-expeditor for…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, Conflict of Interest, Higher Education
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Laughlin, Patricia; Sigerstad, Anne M. H. – Research Management Review, 1990
A variety of administrative issues can arise when multi-investigator, interdisciplinary research increases on campus. As research facilitators, university research administrators are in a position to help their institution with necessary management adjustments. Interdisciplinary research brings special opportunities and challenges to the campus…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Organizational Climate
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Wilson, Thomas E. – Research Management Review, 1997
Looks at how universities can monitor relationships that researchers and their families have with industrial partners, and how the institution can manage resulting conflicts, based on Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation regulations issued in July 1995. Discusses definition of conflict of interest, and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Compliance (Legal), Conflict of Interest, Conflict Resolution
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Lowman, Robert P. – Research Management Review, 1997
Programs that teach scientific ethics must maintain vigilance against scientific misconduct; prepare scientists to deal with ethical ambiguity; and stress the importance of consultation and consensus, adherence to accepted standards of evidence, and commitment to due process using procedures established in advance. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Ambiguity, Cheating, Codes of Ethics, College Curriculum
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Frankel, Mark S. – Research Management Review, 1997
A discussion of federal policy on research integrity and scientific misconduct chronicles the history of federal involvement in accountability in the scientific community, forms of intervention, determination of the boundaries of misconduct, and the rights of whistle blowers. Official definitions and standards are presented. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cheating, Civil Liberties, Federal Government, Federal Regulation
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