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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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Ivey, Paul W.; Henry, Martin – Research Management Review, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to highlight, using examples, how the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) is strategically using a modest internal research development fund, which is managed by the research managers in its research and innovation management office, to support impactful research projects. Critical reflection and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Administration, Research Projects, Financial Support
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Gabriele, Edward F. – Research Management Review, 2015
In contemporary society, the fundamental nature of healthcare and healthcare-related research has come under particular scrutiny. While decidedly based upon human need and human care, a wide variety of historical developments often can collide not just with how these services are effected, but even more deeply as to their meaning in human culture.…
Descriptors: Health Services, Medical Research, Innovation, Administrator Role
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Trindade, Margarida; Agostinho, Marta – Research Management Review, 2014
Research managers at science-intensive institutions appear as a continuously evolving group of professionals whose identity is somewhat fragmented, even to themselves. In Portugal, specialized research manager roles have rapidly emerged over the last years alongside the development of a small but consolidated scientific system. In order to get an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Research Administration, Semi Structured Interviews
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Katsapis, Christine C. A. – Research Management Review, 2012
This study explored the types of stressors prevalent in the self-reports of university research administrators (URAs) and examined whether or not the degree or type of role stress was influenced by: a) the affiliation of their office unit within their institution, or b) their type. Randomly selected members of NCURA were invited via e-mail to…
Descriptors: Role Conflict, Probability, Coping, Stress Variables
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Shambrook, Jennifer; Roberts, Thomas J. – Research Management Review, 2011
This paper expands upon the seminal work of Roberts and House, which described the first empirical study of the demographic profile of a research administrator. The original work was based upon data from the 2005 Research Administrator Survey (RAS), a regional study of research administrators in the southeastern United States. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Profiles, Research Administration, Administrator Characteristics, Demography
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Atkinson, Timothy N. – Research Management Review, 2005
The National Academies of Science recently recommended a battery of guidelines for Academe to create an "environment" conducive to the responsible conduct of research. These guidelines affect the research administration field as a whole, as research administrators will be expected to assist in these changes. Research administrators,…
Descriptors: Self Management, Research Administration, Guidelines, Educational Policy
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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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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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Miller, Pamela F. – Research Management Review, 1990
College faculty applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipend Program for independent study and research are usually nominated by their institutions. Nomination procedures used by institutions that consistently nominate successful applicants are described, and the research administrator's role in the process is discussed.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Faculty, Eligibility, Grants
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Streeter, Richard B. – Research Management Review, 1995
Discussion of the changes in the university research administrator's role resulting from changes in university research funding patterns looks at how and why universities enter into research with industry, federal funding and defense conversion funding, and the experience of the University of South Florida with this process. The research…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Economic Change, Educational Trends, Federal Programs