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Gossman, Susan – Research Management Review, 2016
The focus of this single site, qualitative case study was on public research university STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) faculty and their perspectives on, and behavior towards, indirect cost recovery. The explanatory scheme was derived from anthropological theory and incorporated organizational culture, resource dependency…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Public Colleges
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Ferreira, William F. – Research Management Review, 2011
Federal sponsorship of collaboration between academic institutions and industry is on the rise. Many government programs emphasize cooperation between universities and the commercial sector as a means to merge basic and applied research, promote economic development, and enhance knowledge dissemination. The intersection between academia and…
Descriptors: Accounting, Cooperation, Grants, Industry
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Kenney, Robert J., Jr. – Research Management Review, 2004
This commentary makes the case for a re-examination of certain existing guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding reimbursement of salary costs under NIH grants. The settlement earlier this year involving salary costs and effort reporting at Northwestern University has…
Descriptors: Universities, Court Litigation, Compensation (Remuneration), Grants
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Seligman, Richard P. – Research Management Review, 2000
Examines the concept of cost sharing between grantor agencies and grantee institutions and identifies problems encountered, including use of cost sharing to leverage funds by both funding agencies and grantee institutions; and various grantee institution costing, accounting, and auditing issues, such as effort reporting, the Cost Accounting…
Descriptors: Accounting, Agencies, Change Strategies, Compliance (Legal)
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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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Norris, Julie T. – Research Management Review, 1990
This article examines possible changes to provide increased federal funding for university-based research facilities. The difficulties of converting between depreciation and use allowances are discussed, as is the possibility of using current market value versus acquisition cost as a basis for costing calculations and splitting the indirect cost…
Descriptors: Accounting, Costs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
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Scanley, D. Anne; Sellers, William – Research Management Review, 1991
This paper categorizes and tabulates recommendations of 16 reports published since 1980 addressing ways to improve the management of federally sponsored academic research in the United States. The analysis found that most frequently reiterated recommendations have not been implemented, possibly because implementation often depends on consensus of…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Federal Aid, Government Role, Higher Education
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Kostoff, Ronald N. – Research Management Review, 1992
The practice and methods of federal research impact assessment are described. Three areas of evaluation (selection of research project, research review, and postresearch assessment) are examined, and different evaluation methods (qualitative, retrospective, and quantitative) are compared. Peer evaluation, the most common assessment method, is seen…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Peer Evaluation
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Erickson, Stephen – Research Management Review, 1987
Writing and administering proper subcontracts are essential components of effective grant and contract management. Frequently, prime grantees and contractors issue letters, simple purchase orders, or other brief documents in order to establish subcontracting relationships. The reason why these are not adequate is explained. (MLW)
Descriptors: Contracts, Federal Aid, Grants, Higher Education