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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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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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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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Minnema, Linnea – Research Management Review, 2011
Federally sponsored research funding sources are not stagnant programs. Many things influence the nature of research, not all of them purely scientific. Historically significant events draw public attention to causes, and in the age of immediate information those events can have a powerful and lasting impact on research funding. September 11, 2001…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Economic Impact, Social Change, Financial Support
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Smith, Steven C.; Gronseth, Darren L. – Research Management Review, 2011
In order for research programs at academic medical centers and universities to survive and thrive in the increasingly challenging economic, political and regulatory environment, successful transformation is extremely important. Transformation and quality management techniques are increasingly well established in medical practice organizations. In…
Descriptors: Management Information Systems, Management Systems, Research Projects, Quality Assurance
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Moore, Sharlissa; Shangraw, R. F., Jr. – Research Management Review, 2011
Both publicly and privately funded research projects managed by universities are growing in size and scope. Complex, large-scale projects (over $50 million) pose new management challenges and risks for universities. This paper explores the relationship between project success and a variety of factors in large-scale university projects. First, we…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Risk, Risk Management, Performance Factors
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Sellers, William – Research Management Review, 1994
New federal regulations concerning direct cost accounting for college and university research projects are explained. It is concluded that the new standard allows institutions to reduce the signatures required on cost transfers and use reasonable cost allocation methods to simplify distribution of direct costs when research is supported by…
Descriptors: College Administration, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Money Management
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Hess, Donald K. – Research Management Review, 1989
Fifteen questions about research policy at higher education institutions are posed. The questions address concerns about the credibility and integrity of institutions that perform research in the national interest and are intended to stimulate discussion by policymakers as the country enters a period of likely reductions in federal basic research…
Descriptors: Competition, Economic Factors, Financial Support, Higher Education
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Parker, Linda E.; Clark, David L. – Research Management Review, 1989
Because liberal arts colleges provide valuable undergraduate education in science, mathematics, and engineering, decisions about enhancing their level of research activity must be made carefully, with a clear understanding of what it would entail, what it would cost, and how it could affect existing strengths and contributions. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Curriculum, College Role, Costs
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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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Wilson, Thomas E. – Research Management Review, 1997
Looks at how universities can monitor relationships that researchers and their families have with industrial partners, and how the institution can manage resulting conflicts, based on Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation regulations issued in July 1995. Discusses definition of conflict of interest, and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Compliance (Legal), Conflict of Interest, Conflict Resolution
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Loper, Gerald D.; Sudermann, Frederick – Research Management Review, 1998
Describes the origins and first two years of a focused collaborative project involving Wichita State University (Kansas), the aviation industry, and state economic-development organizations. The center is industry-driven and reflects the industry's current technological needs. The arrangement can offer significant advantages to each stakeholder,…
Descriptors: Aerospace Industry, Aviation Technology, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
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Smith, Deborah L.; And Others – Research Management Review, 1991
A brief history of research involving humans is followed by discussion of the use of students in university research projects and institutional responsibility to students and the public. Institutions are encouraged to incorporate specific controls into research policies to avoid legal problems in the areas of contract theory, fiduciary…
Descriptors: College Students, Ethics, Experimental Groups, 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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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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