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Tran, Tam; Bowman-Carpio, LeeAnna; Buscher, Nate; Davidson, Pamela; Ford, Jennifer J.; Jenkins, Erick; Kalay, Hillary Noll; Nakazono, Terry; Orescan, Helene; Sak, Rachael; Shin, Irene – Research Management Review, 2017
In 2013, the University of California, Biomedical Research, Acceleration, Integration, and Development (UC BRAID) convened a regional network of contracting directors from the five University of California (UC) health campuses to: (i) increase collaboration, (ii) operationalize and measure common metrics as a basis for performance improvement…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Negotiation Agreements, Contracts, Performance Factors
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Garber, Robert – Research Management Review, 2017
Academic institutions pursue relationships with corporations to fulfill a variety of goals and interests. These may include furthering a research mission, supporting employment of graduates, and promoting economic development through commercialization of discoveries, among others. A body of best practices for corporate engagement has emerged…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Universities, Corporations
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Henderson-Harr, Amy; Caggiano-Siino, Kathleen; Prewitt, Ashlee – Research Management Review, 2016
This article provides a description of an 18-month pilot program focused on the leadership development of the next generation of research administrators (RAs) in the State University of New York system (SUNY). The key questions for the evaluators were: 1) can we create a developmental program that effectively prepares the next generation of RAs;…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Mentors, Research Administration, Administrator Education
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Whitaker, Ashley E. – Research Management Review, 2015
Effort-reporting compliance at higher education institutions was examined to discern best practices from those that would recommend their effort-reporting process. Data were derived from a survey of effort administrators--the research administrators responsible for the effort-reporting compliance program at their respective higher education…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Higher Education, Best Practices, Educational Administration
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Campo, Miriam A. – Research Management Review, 2014
Leadership is defined as "the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group" (Dictionary.com). Most think of a leader as the head of an organization. I challenge that: every single person is in a position to be a leader even if they are not the head of an organization and do not have direct reports. There are…
Descriptors: Leadership, Research Administration, Leadership Qualities, Communication Skills
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Bell, Nancy B. – Research Management Review, 2013
Call it innovation, creativity, imagination, cutting edge, paradigm shift, or any other term for new information, an assessment of innovation may now impact the final decision on awarding grants to investigators. What exactly is innovation and how does the reviewer perceive innovation in the research approach? Procedures, the approach, and…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Innovation, Grants, Proposal Writing
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Atkinson, Timothy N.; Pilgreen, Tom – Research Management Review, 2011
Transformational Leadership is a popular topic among leadership scholars, but for research administrators, Transformational Leadership might seem like an enigmatic approach given its various contexts. Research administrators might think the transformational approach is only for executives, or that they do not have enough staff to call themselves…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Transformational Leadership, Research Administration, Attribution Theory
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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