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Saha, Dhanonjoy C.; Ahmed, Abrar; Hanumandla, Shailaja – Research Management Review, 2011
Conventional wisdom may support the presumed notion that higher expectations increase efficiency and improve quality. However, this claim may only be validated when workers are equipped with appropriate tools, training, and a conducive work environment. This study implements various interventions, observes outcomes, and analyzes data collected in…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Research Administration
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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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Porter, Robert – Research Management Review, 2011
Experienced grant writers know that reviewers are quick to decide whether they like or do not like the proposals they are reading. Therefore, much of the success of any given proposal rides on the strength of the first page--its capacity to "sell" the research idea to skeptical reviewers. This paper describes a writing technique designed to elicit…
Descriptors: Grants, Grantsmanship, Proposal Writing, Technical Writing
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Miner, Jeremy T. – Research Management Review, 2011
After months of waiting, the grant reviews came back: "excellent," "excellent," and "fair." What?! How can this be? Why is the third review so out of line with the first two? On more than one occasion a principal investigator (PI) has been frustrated not only by a negative funding decision but more so by the accompanying reviewer evaluation forms…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Grants, Feedback (Response), Evaluation Criteria
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Glenn, Julia L.; Sampson, Royce R. – Research Management Review, 2011
While medical research may often be regarded by academics and the general population in terms of the remarkable science being conducted or the study participants willing to volunteer their time for the advancement of medical innovation, many in the research administration field recognize the tremendous amount of effort that goes on behind the…
Descriptors: Medical Research, Medical Schools, Research Administration, Budgeting
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Smith, Jo Ann; Torres, Laurianne – Research Management Review, 2011
In 2009, the second largest university in the nation was awarded a grant from NCURA to initiate a new fully-online graduate program in research administration. The Master of Research Administration (MRA) was approved by the institution's Board of Trustees in March 2011 and the first classes will begin August 2011. Currently the research literature…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Masters Programs, Graduate Study, Online Courses
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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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Atkinson, Timothy N. – Research Management Review, 2005
The National Academies of Science recently recommended a battery of guidelines for Academe to create an "environment" conducive to the responsible conduct of research. These guidelines affect the research administration field as a whole, as research administrators will be expected to assist in these changes. Research administrators,…
Descriptors: Self Management, Research Administration, Guidelines, Educational Policy
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Jerrams, Steve; Donovan, John – Research Management Review, 2005
The conditions that govern academic research vary greatly from country to country and research in the Republic of Ireland was and remains markedly different from that of its larger European neighbours and the United States. Despite the quality of its education system and the excellent reputation of its universities, until recently Ireland had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Strategic Planning, Research Administration
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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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Matsuura, Jeffrey H. – Research Management Review, 2004
This paper reviews the economic models most commonly applied to estimate the value of intellectual property and other forms of intangible assets. It highlights the key strengths and weaknesses of these models. One of the apparent weaknesses of the most commonly used valuation models is the failure to incorporate legal rights into their…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Accounting, Models, Ownership
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Hansen, Stephen; Moreland, Kim – Research Management Review, 2004
The principles of research administration emerged during the 1960s and 1970s, a time when research in institutions of higher education generally was unencumbered by external factors. Over the past three decades, however, regulatory, economic, and political forces have altered dramatically the boundaries of sponsored research, calling into question…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Higher Education, Educational Principles, Values
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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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