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Bienenstock, Arthur – Research Management Review, 2000
Discusses various policy considerations related to the sharing by universities of the costs of federally funded research in the context of government expectations that research universities will carry out the vital functions of training the next generation of scientists and engineers, performing a large fraction of federally funded basic research,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Policy, Government School Relationship
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Hardy, Robert B. – Research Management Review, 2000
Addresses ongoing issues in research cost sharing between government and universities in the context of the current Presidential Review Directive on the Government-University Research Partnership. Issues include the procurement vs. assistance conundrum, systemic shifting of costs of research from the government to universities, and the failure of…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship
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Paoletti, Charles R. – Research Management Review, 2000
Discusses issues in the recent debate on cost sharing within the federal government-university partnership, the historical roots of cost sharing, and limitations on the recovery of costs under federally funded research. Notes that the Presidential Review Directive process is working toward a set of guiding principles and recommendations to enhance…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, Grants
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Feller, Irwin – Research Management Review, 2000
Identifies issues not addressed by the National Science and Technology Council and the National Science Foundation in recent policy initiatives dealing with federal cost-sharing policies and practices within the research community. These include establishment of differential cost-sharing requirements for universities and states that traditionally…
Descriptors: Costs, Federal Aid, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
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Kamerer, Jack; Wasserman, Sarah – Research Management Review, 2000
Discussion of cost sharing in the government-university relationship focuses on the controversial idea that adding a "factor" for voluntary cost sharing in the rate base for facilities and administration and rationalizing the assignment of space to functions could simplify rate negotiation, decrease record-keeping burdens, and avoid…
Descriptors: Accounting, Compliance (Legal), Contracts, Federal Aid
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Thibault, Mike – Research Management Review, 2000
Proposes a plan to determine if a cyclical, systems-based analysis can replace detailed activity reporting for voluntary faculty effort in government-supported university research. This analysis could then provide the basis for adjusting entries on billed contract costs. The method would provide quantitative support for analyzing voluntary cost…
Descriptors: Accounting, College Faculty, Contracts, Government School Relationship
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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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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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Hess, Donald K. – Research Management Review, 1989
Fifteen questions about research policy at higher education institutions are posed. The questions address concerns about the credibility and integrity of institutions that perform research in the national interest and are intended to stimulate discussion by policymakers as the country enters a period of likely reductions in federal basic research…
Descriptors: Competition, Economic Factors, Financial Support, Higher Education
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Parker, Linda E.; Clark, David L. – Research Management Review, 1989
Because liberal arts colleges provide valuable undergraduate education in science, mathematics, and engineering, decisions about enhancing their level of research activity must be made carefully, with a clear understanding of what it would entail, what it would cost, and how it could affect existing strengths and contributions. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Curriculum, College Role, Costs
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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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Seligman, David A. – Research Management Review, 1987
Points to be covered in clinical trial agreements are identified including: need to specify what is being paid; the need for and purpose of confidentiality provisions; publication review provisions; patent arrangements; the need for indemnity provisions and what these provisions should provide; and informed consent requirements and termination…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Confidentiality, Contracts, Drug Therapy
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