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Spencer, Thomas; Scott, James – Research Management Review, 2017
As research administrators look to define their roles as professionals, the need to address perceived administrative burden becomes a valuable next step in improving research administration. A qualitative investigation into the causes of the perceived burden identifies local variability of research administration as regulatory burden for those…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Administrators, Qualitative Research, Researchers
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Besch, Janice – Research Management Review, 2014
With the arrival of online survey tools that are low-cost, readily available and easy to administer, all organizations have access to one of the most effective mechanisms for determining quality improvement priorities and measuring progress towards achieving those priorities over time. This case study outlines the use made of this simple tool by a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Case Studies, Educational Improvement
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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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Research Management Review, 1998
Presnets the questionnaire used to survey college and university chief research officers in a July 1996 study, with response data summarized. The survey gathered information on the administrator's characteristics, research-funding levels and sources, costs, office functions (grant administration, research administration, ethical/legal oversight),…
Descriptors: Facilities, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education