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Garber, Robert – Research Management Review, 2017
Academic institutions pursue relationships with corporations to fulfill a variety of goals and interests. These may include furthering a research mission, supporting employment of graduates, and promoting economic development through commercialization of discoveries, among others. A body of best practices for corporate engagement has emerged…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Universities, Corporations
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Katsapis, Christine C. A. – Research Management Review, 2012
This study explored the types of stressors prevalent in the self-reports of university research administrators (URAs) and examined whether or not the degree or type of role stress was influenced by: a) the affiliation of their office unit within their institution, or b) their type. Randomly selected members of NCURA were invited via e-mail to…
Descriptors: Role Conflict, Probability, Coping, Stress Variables
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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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Garabedian, Todd E.; Galletta, Elizabeth A. – Research Management Review, 2005
Building an attractive patent and technology portfolio for potential licensees requires involvement and diligence by the technology transfer office and the inventors. Steps outlined in this article, such as proper treatment of IP to assure rights are not lost, preventing premature disclosures, assuring proper ownership and inventorship of…
Descriptors: Universities, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Innovation
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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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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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Kenney, Robert J., Jr. – Research Management Review, 2004
This commentary makes the case for a re-examination of certain existing guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding reimbursement of salary costs under NIH grants. The settlement earlier this year involving salary costs and effort reporting at Northwestern University has…
Descriptors: Universities, Court Litigation, Compensation (Remuneration), Grants
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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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Rosenzweig, Robert M. – Research Management Review, 1987
Managing research risks, the growth in regulation of the processes and products of research, acceptable degrees of risk to the public health and safety, and the right of individuals to be recompensed for injury caused by products or processes are discussed. (MLW)
Descriptors: Change, Higher Education, Laws, Legal Responsibility
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Goldberg, Milton; Lyons, David J. – Research Management Review, 1990
Increased direct and indirect costs of university-based research are a result of availability of more powerful instrumentation, replacement of obsolete facilities, more stringent health and safety regulations, and salary increases. Graphs show trends in indirect costs since 1980 and percentage change of direct and indirect costs since 1984. (DB)
Descriptors: Costs, Economic Impact, Higher Education, Research
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Norris, Julie T. – Research Management Review, 1990
This article examines possible changes to provide increased federal funding for university-based research facilities. The difficulties of converting between depreciation and use allowances are discussed, as is the possibility of using current market value versus acquisition cost as a basis for costing calculations and splitting the indirect cost…
Descriptors: Accounting, Costs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
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Streharsky, Charmaine Judy – Research Management Review, 1991
This paper describes the evolution of the university research mission, noting the growth of governmental and industrial support of research; the importance of decentralization in university research; and the role of universities in recommending and implementing national science, research, and education policies. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational History, Government School Relationship, Higher Education