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Porter, Robert – Research Management Review, 2011
Conventional wisdom says that the way to win more awards is to get researchers writing more proposals. Yet many incentives designed to stimulate proposal development can be hard on the bottom line, especially those that pay researchers for their time or to attend grant-writing workshops presented by outside consulting firms. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Proposal Writing, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Research Administration
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Porter, Robert – Research Management Review, 2011
Experienced grant writers know that reviewers are quick to decide whether they like or do not like the proposals they are reading. Therefore, much of the success of any given proposal rides on the strength of the first page--its capacity to "sell" the research idea to skeptical reviewers. This paper describes a writing technique designed to elicit…
Descriptors: Grants, Grantsmanship, Proposal Writing, Technical Writing
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Miner, Jeremy T. – Research Management Review, 2011
After months of waiting, the grant reviews came back: "excellent," "excellent," and "fair." What?! How can this be? Why is the third review so out of line with the first two? On more than one occasion a principal investigator (PI) has been frustrated not only by a negative funding decision but more so by the accompanying reviewer evaluation forms…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Grants, Feedback (Response), Evaluation Criteria
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Smith, Deborah L.; And Others – Research Management Review, 1991
A brief history of research involving humans is followed by discussion of the use of students in university research projects and institutional responsibility to students and the public. Institutions are encouraged to incorporate specific controls into research policies to avoid legal problems in the areas of contract theory, fiduciary…
Descriptors: College Students, Ethics, Experimental Groups, Higher Education
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Streharsky, Charmaine Judy – Research Management Review, 1991
This paper describes the evolution of the university research mission, noting the growth of governmental and industrial support of research; the importance of decentralization in university research; and the role of universities in recommending and implementing national science, research, and education policies. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational History, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
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Seligman, Richard P. – Research Management Review, 1989
Origins of the University of California's procedures for systematic review of principal investigators' financial disclosures prior to acceptance of grants, and the manner in which they are working at present, are examined. The disclosure requirements, faculty committee, criteria, and disclosures made during 1988 are described. Two case studies are…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, College Faculty, Conflict of Interest
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Cole, Belle – Research Management Review, 1989
A discussion of the controversial proposed National Institutes of Health/Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration guidelines for policies on conflict of interest are assessed in relation to the University of California's experience with research policies and peer review practice in regulating potential conflict-of-interest situations.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, Conflict of Interest, Higher Education
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May, Terry A. – Research Management Review, 1997
Summarizes and compares Public Health Service rules and National Science Foundation policy concerning conflict of interest in research projects, and describes how large research universities have implemented them and developed appropriate conforming documents for disclosure and reporting purposes. Also discusses institutional considerations and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Compliance (Legal), Conflict of Interest, Conflict Resolution