Journal of Research Administration

Journal covering business.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 1, Spring

An Investigation of the Development and Management of University Research Institutes
Introduction Historically, much academic work has been organized according to traditional subject areas, such as geography, business management, materials science, aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, and so on. Whilst a university's...
Assessing the Academic Medical Center as a Supportive Learning Community
Background & Objectives Now more than ever, individuals involved in research administration are faced with a multitude of challenging situations that go well beyond the basics of business administration. They are expected to have a thorough...
Case Study: Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior as Interventions to Increase Sponsored Project Proposal Submissions from Liberal Arts Faculty
Introduction The effects of economic turmoil have not spared many institutions. Tough economic times call for prudence in reducing costs, as well as creativity in increasing revenues. An organization's ability to move direct costs, such as faculty...
Conscious Efforts to End Unconscious Bias: Why Women Leave Academic Research
Introduction ...As profound as the transformation of America's consciousness has been during the past 150 years, hidden assumptions about sex and gender remain embedded in cultural discourses, social institutions, and individual psyches that invisibly...
Ethics Leadership in Research, Healthcare and Organizational Systems: Commentary and Critical Reflections
Introduction In the last century, the dialogue between academic inquiry/scientific discovery and ethics has undergone unprecedented development. This development is completely understandable given the enduring questions and critical reflections...
From the Editor's Desk
As very young children, we might have turned over these small objects in the palms of our hands. We looked at them, curious at their clear depth and fascinating cut edges. We held them up to the sunlight. Eyes grew large with sheer delight as the usual...
Recent Developments in Human Research Protection in Canada
Introduction Martin Letendre is the Director of Ethics and Legal Affairs at ethica Clinical Research Inc., a Canadian full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO) that conducts and manages ethical clinical research on three continents, ethica...
The Lucky Few: The Story of the USS Kirk A Documentary Film by Jan Herman
Introduction "The Lucky Few" documents the historic rescue of thousands of South Vietnamese refugees at the close of the Vietnam War. In particular, it recounts the selfless acts of heroism of the 260 Officers and Sailors of the US Navy ship USS...
Towards Sustainable Research Capacity Development and Research Ownership for Academic Institutes in Developing Countries: The Malawian Research Support Centre Model
Introduction Academic institutions in Africa often depend on international collaborators for their research agenda, scientific support and funding. For example, clinical research conducted by the College of Medicine (CoM), University of Malawi,...
What Research Administrators Need to Know about Researcher Development: Towards a New Conceptual Model
Introduction To promote it effectively and contribute meaningfully to its success in their institutions, research administrators need to understand what makes for effective researcher development. They are, however, severely disadvantaged in this...