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Kerridge, Simon; Scott, Stephanie F. – Research Management Review, 2018
The purpose of the Research Administration as a Profession (RAAAP) project was to obtain a snapshot of the research management and administration (RMA) profession around the world. This included collecting basic demographics, which is the focus of this paper. Here, we present the results of a worldwide survey of RMAs conducted in 2016. We compare…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Demography, Administrator Characteristics, Females
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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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Arevalo, Javier – Research Management Review, 2017
Bibliometric benchmarking can be an aid to researchers pondering whether to apply for competitive grants. In this paper, the highly prestigious grants offered by the European Research Council to young scientists of any nationality were scrutinized. The analysis of the 2014-2015 data indicates that over 75% of life science grantees in the starting…
Descriptors: Grantsmanship, Grants, Research Projects, Research Proposals
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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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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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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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Ward, Winona; Strong, Carolyn – Research Management Review, 2016
The most difficult aspect of financial conflict of interest (FCOI) and compliance with federal regulations involves the assessment and management of identified FCOIs. While some federal agencies provide examples of the structure and content of management plans, it is up to institutions to evaluate FCOI to determine whether and how research may be…
Descriptors: Conflict of Interest, Money Management, Research Administration, Disclosure
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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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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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Gabriele, Edward F.; Caines, Vaughan V. – Research Management Review, 2014
Servant leadership is a critical concept for understanding the ongoing importance of research administration as a central profession of service within the culture of research itself. The leadership of research administrators is both a unique gift and a challenge to the research culture. To ensure the continued productivity of the research…
Descriptors: Leadership, Research Administration, Research, Culture
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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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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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Meng, Yi; He, Jia; Luo, Changkun – Research Management Review, 2014
This study investigated the correlations between science research group members' perceptions of power bases used by their group (lab, team) leader (coercive, reward, legitimate, expert and referent) and the effect of those perceptions on group members' attitudinal compliance, behavioral compliance, and satisfaction with supervision. Participants…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Compliance (Psychology), Participant Satisfaction, Supervision
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