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Doran, Gai L. – Research Management Review, 2016
The global economic crisis exacerbated by U.S. sequestration has resulted in funding for research and development either remaining flat or declining slightly. By comparison, collectively, countries in Europe and Asia have expanded R&D investments. The purpose of this study was to understand the characteristics of and extent to which…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Research and Development, International Studies, Cohort Analysis
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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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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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Cole, Kimberley W. – Research Management Review, 2013
The Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification has enjoyed success and recognition among research administration professionals. However, this recognition is parochial and does not extend much past the walls of research administration. Results of a recent research study showed that Principal Investigators value and expect certain aspects…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Evaluation Methods, Professional Recognition, School Surveys
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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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Dummer, George H. – Research Management Review, 1995
The ways in which accountability issues have affected federal-university relationships, particularly in the area of academic research, are examined. Lessons university administrators have learned since issuance of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-21 in 1958, Congressional hearings on the operations of the National Institutes of Health…
Descriptors: Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Disclosure, Educational History
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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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Killoren, Robert – Research Management Review, 1989
A discussion of contemporary conflict of interest in university research administration offers a historical perspective of the political and economic factors in "academic capitalism" and looks at current pressures. Potential conflict situations that must be addressed in institutional policy formation are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Capitalism, College Role, Conflict of Interest
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Gunsalus, C. K.; Rowan, Judith – Research Management Review, 1989
Guidelines for dealing openly and directly with potential conflicts of interest in university research administration are offered to help administrators balance the institutional risks and benefits of relationships and interests faculty may have with outside agencies or companies. Advice for developing effective policies and procedures are also…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Faculty, Conflict of Interest, Higher Education
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Mishler, John M. – Research Management Review, 1989
When conflict-of-interest issues affect research programs and sponsored activities, research administrators make take several crucial roles: participant/advisor in forming, implementing, and overseeing relevant institutional policies and guidelines; counselor to develop ways of avoiding conflict-of-interest situations; and mediator-expeditor for…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, Conflict of Interest, Higher Education
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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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Parker, Linda E.; Clark, David L. – Research Management Review, 1990
Consequences of two university departments' dependence on fluctuating research funding and their responses to it are examined, focusing on juggling dependence-based problems with graduate student education, instrumentation needs, grant discontinuation, faculty recruitment, and planning. The combination of institutional decentralization and the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decentralization, Departments, Economic Change
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Olsen, Leslie A.; Beattie, Robert R. – Research Management Review, 1990
Institutions varied widely in amount and type of data collected in tracking research proposals. Many do not collect predicted data or much data of national interest. Most do not require prior approval of use of human subjects, recombinant DNA, or hazardous substances. Only one required certification of integrity of scholarship. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, DNA, Genetic Engineering
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Davidson, William H. – Research Management Review, 1989
National technology development initiatives in Japan and Europe are playing an increasingly important role in many fields of research. Such heightened international activity suggests a need for a more global perspective on research administration, and raises many questions for the United States' research community and science and technology…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Public Policy
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Mishler, John M. – Research Management Review, 1989
The various long-term factors and strategies used to promote sponsored research program development at the University of Missouri-Kansas City during a five-year phase are analyzed. Implementation of a set of specific initiatives is cited as a major factor in establishing an institutional climate for change. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate
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