Journal of Research Administration

Journal covering business.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1/2, Spring

Changing the Culture of Research Administrators at a Public University
AbstractThe University of Michigan, along with most other major research universities in the country, has experienced a number of significant changes over the last decade. These changes, which include dramatic growth in research volume, advancements...
Creating a Multi-Use Building for a Research Center: A Management and Operations Case Study and Critique
AbstractFrom 2001 to 2005, the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego sought to translate an approved design for a multi-use research and clinic building into a functioning reality. This case study explores the contribution of...
Everyone's Mentor: A Tribute to Herbert "Chuck" Chermside, CRA (1937-2006)
Herbert "Chuck" Chermside entered the emerging profession of research administration after attending his first Society of Research Administrators (SRA) meeting in 1969. The meeting was held one month prior to the completion of his bachelor's degree....
Everyone's Mentor: Perceptions of Research Administrators on the Value of Certification
AbstractThe professional field of research administration faces critical challenges in maintaining and cultivating a talented group of skilled administrators in the new millennium. Universities have created increasingly complex bureaucracies to manage...
Flexible Leadership: Creating Value by Balancing Multiple Challenges and Choices
Book Review: Flexible Leadership: Creating Value by Balancing Multiple Challenges and Choices, (2004) Gary Yukl and Richard Lespinger, John Wiley and Sons, 288 p.Frances ChandlerBrock UniversitySeptember 2006AbstractFlexible Leadership: Creating Value...
Putting the "Ethics" Back into Research Ethics: A Process for Ethical Reflection for Human Research Protection
AbstractRegulations for protecting human subjects contain practical applications of ethical principles such as respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. Nevertheless, I contend that research ethics - from the perspective of Institutional Review...
Research Administration and Management
Book Review: Research Administration and Management, (2006) Elliott C. Kulakowski, Ph.D., FAHA, and Lynn U. Chronister, MPA, eds., Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 916 p.Jennifer Shambrook, MHAAssociate Chair for Research AdministrationCo-Director of the...
Research Management in Southern African Higher Learning Institutions
AbstractContemporary Southern Africa is characterized by a lack of innovation system at the national level and a corresponding lack of research management in the national university. A consequence of this is that the region is not as yet positioned to...
Responsible Research: A Guide for Coordinators
Book Review Responsible Research A Guide for Coordinators By Carol A Fedor, Philip A Cola, and Christine Pierre, Eds. RemediedRosemary Stefiniw, RN, BS, CCRCOncology Research ManagerAtlantic HealthMorristown, NJAbstractResponsible Research: A Guide for...
The Complexities of Managing Research Projects: An Ongoing Study of Developing a Quality Framework and Measuring Perceptions of Service Quality at UniSA
AbstractThe Australian higher education sector has seen growing pressure for universities to be more accountable for the quality of both teaching and research. The emphasis for universities to seek greater financial support from external companies to...
The Development of a Successful Pre-Award Infrastructure within a Climate Where Clinical Trials Sponsored by Pharmaceutical Industry Have Decreased since 2001 - A Large Multi-Specialty Academic Medical Center Case Study
AbstractIn today's research arena, protracted contract and budget negotiations lead pharmaceutical and device companies to seek sites and services abroad. The case study focuses on a successful pre-award infrastructure based on the Circle of Support...
The Legacy of a Colleague: Reflecting on Who We Are and What We Do
It has been more than two years since I "discovered" the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA). In that period, I have learned much from of the society and have tried to contribute what I can. Recently, I was invited to participate as...
The Role of "Development" in a Research Administration Office
AbstractInstitutions of higher education are facing the challenges of decreasing state and federal funding, increasing numbers of traditional and non-traditional students, and imposed limits on tuition charges. At the same time, federal and state governments...
Voice of Experience
Voice of Experience is a contributed feature in the Journal of Research Administration provided by various senior leaders of the Society of Research Administrators International, especially those who served as Past Presidents of the Society. This featured...
Voice of Experience
This Voice of Experience column marks the second corporate "voice;" actually a "chorus" of voices of experience, sometimes singing in tune, but always singing lustily. However, we note with sadness the passing of our colleague, Herbert "Chuck" Chermside,...
Why Do Ethical Scientists Make Unethical Decisions?
AbstractIn light of the ever-increasing number of cases of research misconduct being highlighted in the media, this paper looks to consider what conditions exist that cause supposedly ethical scientists to make blatantly unethical decisions. Looking...