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Okonji, P. E.; Okiki, O.C.; Idowu, I. A.; Alo, B. I. – Research Management Review, 2018
While most universities in the developed world, by tradition, have research offices to handle research management, structures for the efficient coordination and strong governance of research are nascent within many Sub-Saharan African universities. In this paper we look at the organizational structures, policies and functions of research offices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Governance, Developing Nations
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Saas, Tyler; Kemp, James – Research Management Review, 2017
Deloitte Consulting LLP conducted a review of publicly available data sources with the goal of identifying the pre- and post-award systems used in higher education. The number and type of pre- and post-award systems identified not only show that higher education institutions (HEIs) use a variety of methods to facilitate research activities, but…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Higher Education, Awards, Primary Sources
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Preuss, Michael – Research Management Review, 2016
The need to understand efficacy and outcomes from grant-funded activity is common to funders, the academic community, and the public. Yet, few articles in the research administration corpus offer details on and considerations of applying the concept of return on investment (ROI) to grant activity. To determine the volume of material available…
Descriptors: Investment, Grants, Outcomes of Education, Change Strategies
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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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Preuss, Michael – Research Management Review, 2015
The author knew of no formalized system for appraising grant capacity and readiness so, in an effort to understand the current state of knowledge regarding assessment of these institutional factors, conducted a systematic review of the research administration literature. Every article published from 1982 through 2013 by five major journals in the…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Research Administration, Readiness, Periodicals
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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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Oder, Karl; Pittman, Stephanie – Research Management Review, 2015
Companies purchase computer systems to make their processes more efficient through automation. Some academic medical centers (AMC) have purchased computer systems for their institutional review boards (IRB) to increase efficiency and compliance with regulations. IRB computer systems are expensive to purchase, deploy, and maintain. An AMC should…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Compliance (Legal), Cost Effectiveness, Automation
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Casey, James J., Jr. – Research Management Review, 2005
Partnerships between universities and companies are historical facts that provide demonstrable benefits to both parties. However, there are contentious areas, most notably intellectual property, technology transfer, and licensing. The successful aspects must be reinforced and the contentious areas must be minimized. This article addresses both the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Conflict, Intellectual Property
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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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Jerrams, Steve; Donovan, John – Research Management Review, 2005
The conditions that govern academic research vary greatly from country to country and research in the Republic of Ireland was and remains markedly different from that of its larger European neighbours and the United States. Despite the quality of its education system and the excellent reputation of its universities, until recently Ireland had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Strategic Planning, Research Administration
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Garabedian, Todd E. – Research Management Review, 2004
U.S. patent laws have undergone many changes in recent years, both through Congress and the courts. This article summarizes recent developments relating to judicial decisions, legislative initiatives, and patent office policy, and provides some practical advice relating to administration of intellectual property. As illustrated by the latest…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Laws, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Hansen, Stephen; Moreland, Kim – Research Management Review, 2004
The principles of research administration emerged during the 1960s and 1970s, a time when research in institutions of higher education generally was unencumbered by external factors. Over the past three decades, however, regulatory, economic, and political forces have altered dramatically the boundaries of sponsored research, calling into question…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Higher Education, Educational Principles, Values
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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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