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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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Enders, Felicity; West, Colin P.; Dyrbye, Liselotte; Shanafelt, Tait D.; Satele, Daniel; Sloan, Jeff – Research Management Review, 2015
Burnout is increasingly recognized as a problem in the workplace--30% to 50% of physicians experience burnout, but no assessment of burnout has been done among healthcare research faculty. A cross-sectional survey of burnout, quality of life, and related factors was sent to all doctoral-level faculty in a large department of healthcare research.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Researchers, Burnout, Quality of Life
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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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Lee, Matthew R.; Berthelot, Ashley – Research Management Review, 2012
On occasion, colleges and universities are confronted with natural or technological disasters that affect their communities or their constituents throughout the state. While these situations demand a coordinated institutional research response, administration and management of these endeavors are extremely complex. In this paper we discuss the…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Role, State Universities, Cooperation
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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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Seligman, Richard P. – Research Management Review, 1989
Origins of the University of California's procedures for systematic review of principal investigators' financial disclosures prior to acceptance of grants, and the manner in which they are working at present, are examined. The disclosure requirements, faculty committee, criteria, and disclosures made during 1988 are described. Two case studies are…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, College Faculty, Conflict of Interest
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Cole, Belle – Research Management Review, 1989
A discussion of the controversial proposed National Institutes of Health/Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration guidelines for policies on conflict of interest are assessed in relation to the University of California's experience with research policies and peer review practice in regulating potential conflict-of-interest situations.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, Conflict of Interest, Higher Education
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Monahan, Thomas C.; Fortune, Jim C. – Research Management Review, 1995
A study of 163 colleges and universities examined 33 variables seen as incentives for faculty to engage in sponsored research. Results suggest a small predictive relationship between released time to write proposals, reduced faculty loads to work on funded projects, availability of graduate and research assistants, return of some direct costs to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Workload, Graduate Students, Grantsmanship
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Research Management Review, 1989
Guidelines of the National Institutes of Health and the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration for research activities they support are presented. The guidelines establish minimum standards for the procedures to be adopted by recipient institution, including identification of financial interests that are incompatible with the need…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Conflict of Interest, Federal Government, Higher Education