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Volume LIII, Number 1 From the Editor's Desk Author Jennifer E. Taylor, MBA, PhD Tennesee Tech University The  Journal of Research Administration  (JRA) is the premier scholarly publication for the field of research administration and management. We publish timely work that covers all facets of our discipline. The Journal is an important education and career development platform. Our authors share best practices and innovative means of performing research administration and management work in our fast-paced, ever-changing environments while also enhancing their own careers through the process of publishing peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. ...
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Volume LIII, Number 1 Encouraging Innovation: Should Internal Funding Programs Favor Faculty Who Are Already Productive? Soyeon Ahn University of Miami Susan E. Morgan University of Miami Ali Mosser Vital Research John L. Bixby University of Miami Abstract While it has been established that participation in interdisciplinary teams is likely to have a positive impact on researchers’ careers, it has been questioned whether these researchers were already destined for success. If high-achieving faculty members are simply taking advantage of the availability of internal funds to boost their already high rates of productivity, internal ...
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Volume LIII, Number 1 Enhancing Institutional Competitiveness: The CERTi Approach to Assessing Faculty Research Development Efforts In Higher Education Mazen Aziz, Ph.D.  University of South Carolina Henry Tran, MPA, PHR, SHRM-CP, Ph.D. University of South Carolina Abstract Faculty Research Development (FRD) in higher education institutions (HEI) is often implemented haphazardly and rarely evaluated. In this paper, we introduce a robust assessment framework (CERTi) that utilizes an overarching (Macro-level) adult-learner faculty-centric theoretical framework which incorporates using qualitative, quantitative, and economic evaluations (Micro-Level) ...
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Volume LIII, Number 1 Deconstructing the Art of Grantsmanship: The Roles of the Storyteller, Grant Writer, Typesetter, Proofreader, Accountant and Reviewer Karen E. Mosier University of Saskatchewan Abstract The content presents a conceptually powerful and attractive framework for understanding the proposal development process to capture the complexity of the steps that contribute to successful grant writing. Based on experiences from 15 years in research administration and using real-life examples, the author juxtaposes the diverse roles required of grants professionals in creating a competitive grant application. In the context of increasing university ...
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Volume LIII, Number 1 The R&D Canvas: A Design Thinking Tool for the Management of R&D Projects José M. R. C. A. Santos, PhD, PMP Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal. Ana Sofia Brandão, MSc Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal. Abstract Research and Development (R&D) projects are inherently ambitious, complex, uncertain, and risky. On the one hand, they increasingly involve diversified groups of people and entities that gather around common goals, ...
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Volume LIII, Number 1 Hear Here! The Case for Podcasting in Research Carla DeMarco University of Toronto Mississauga Abstract Podcasting as a platform has broadly progressed into a popular resource for communication, including advancing knowledge, science, and medicine through research dissemination. First, there is evidence to indicate that podcasting has evolved into a “second wave” as an effective tool to be used in academia and that it can help disseminate research findings to reach other scholars in the field. However, there is also a growing body of literature to indicate it is being used more frequently to communicate, tapping into information ...
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Volume LIII, Number 1 Value in the International Space: Examining the Challenges and Barriers on Research Administration International Research Teams Angela White-Jones, Ph.D. University of Central Florida Abstract International research administration continues to draw significant interest in its practice. As projects and associated problems become more global, collaboration between teams in different countries also will grow in size and in complexity. This study set out to understand the challenges of such collaborative efforts by research administrators within international research teams. The result was an identification of characteristics that ...
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Volume LII, Number 2 Author Jennifer E. Taylor Tennesee Tech University The Journal of Research Administration (JRA) is the premier scholarly publication for the field of research administration and management. We publish timely work that covers all facets of our discipline. The journal is an important education and career development platform. Our authors share best practices and innovative means of performing research administration and management work in our fast-paced, ever-changing environments while also enhancing their own careers through the process of publishing peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. As we have moved toward the ...
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Volume LII, Number 2 Overview of University Finances: Accounting and Budgeting Principles for Higher Education Dean O. Smith Professor Emeritus University of Hawaii During the past ten years, I have attempted to retire three times and written four books on university administration. Right after my first attempt at retirement, I wrote the first book, Managing the Research University (Oxford, 2011). I had served in research administration in one capacity or another for more than half of my academic career. Surely, I thought, I learned something during all of those years, something that might benefit younger colleagues in the field. So, I wrote the ...
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Volume LII, Number 2 Managerial Framework for a large Multi-centre Clinical Trial within an EU-funded Collaborative Project – the “PREVIEW” Case Study Laura Pastor-Sanz, PhD University of Copenhagen Prof. Michael Fogelholm, PhD University of Helsinki Prof. Edith Feskens, PhD Wageningen University Prof. Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga, PhD Maastricht University Prof. Wolfgang Schlicht, PhD University of Stuttgart Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller, PhD University of Sydney Prof. Anne Raben, PhD University of Copenhagen Abstract A multi-centre clinical trial involves the implementation of the same clinical protocol at several independent ...
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Volume LII, Number 2 Strategies to Obtain Research Funding for Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, a Rural Medical College in Japan Amano-Ito Yuko Hamamatsu University School of Medicine  Abstract Japan’s operating budget for its national universities has been reduced since 2004 year by year, leaving a tight competition among universities in securing research funding. Urban universities with several prominent researchers can operate by securing competitive funding, joint research with companies, and donations, whereas small rural universities struggle with finances. How should small rural universities survive in the future? The vision and mission ...
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Volume LII, Number 2 Examining Employee Retention and Motivation Trends in Research Administration Loralin Welch, MS Ed., CRA Virginia Commonwealth University Noorie K. Brantmeier, Ph.D. James Madison University  Abstract The current study examined retention and voluntary turnover intention trends among university research administrators, as well as motivational factors contributing to both retention and voluntary turnover intentions using a mixed-methods survey. The online survey was administered to research administrators using a national listserv and included both qualitative and quantitative questions to explore participants’ intent to remain ...
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Volume LII, Number 2 A Proportionate Peer Review Service Charles Mackworth-Young Professor of Practice and Director of Peer Review Service, Imperial College  Abstract Background: The peer review of clinical research projects is an essential step in project preparation. While some projects undergo rigorous review by grant-giving organizations, this does not apply to all clinical research. In many cases, peer review, if undertaken at all, is not rigorous, fully independent, or timely. Depending on their department or institution, many researchers do not have easy access to such review. This can result in delay to ethical and institutional approval, and ...
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Volume LII, Number 2 A Social Innovation Model as Bridge-Builder Between Academia and Research Management Charmaine Williamson University of South Africa Christina Shuttleworth University of South Africa  Abstract Institutional research management (RM) is increasingly seen as a strategic force, not only to raise the research output per academic, but also the quality thereof. RM, therefore, has to attend to researcher development (RD). How RD is achieved, as part of RM, is still viewed as an embryonic field with attendant calls for additional research. Often, criticisms of RM’s researcher support efforts come from the academy itself. These drawbacks, ...
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Volume LII, Number 2 Overhead Rates: Impact on Research Applications Success Lisa A. Boyce University of Surrey Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of overhead rates on research application award success. The pressure to maximize overheads to fund the indirect costs associated with operating a research- intensive university and the perception that higher overhead rates disadvantage research proposals create an unhealthy tension between research administrators and faculty. Statistical analyses of four years of banded overhead rates and publicly available funder award data across seven UK universities identified no significant ...
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Volume LII, Number 2 Development and Implementation of Work Engagement Strategies in a Clinical Research Consortium During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Reflective Inquiry Marcus R. Johnson, MPH, MBA, MHA Durham VA Health Care System, Durham, NC, USA Gillings Global School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University  Aliya Asghar, MPH, CCRC VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Long Beach, CA, USA Kandi Velarde, MPH, CCRC VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, UT, USA  Marti Donaire, RN Minneapolis VA Health Care ...
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Volume LII, Number 1 Developing Research Culture: An Outcomes Perspective Michelle Mae J. Olvido Cebu Normal University Abstract This paper sought to describe the evidences of the development of research culture from gestation to maturation as a result of the input of human capital and resources. Anchored on the Gestation-Expansion-Maturation Theory of the Development of Research Culture, a narrative inquiry was conducted with key informants from seven reputable teacher education institutions in Region VII. Interview transcripts were coded with the aid of NVIVO 11.3.2. The findings reveal six overarching themes on the return of investments or outputs ...
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Volume LII, Number 1 Author Nathan L. Vanderford University of Kentucky The Journal of Research Administration (JRA) is the premier scholarly publication for the field of research administration and management. We publish timely work that covers all facets of our discipline. The journal is an important education and career development platform. Our authors share best practices and innovative means of performing research administration and management work in our fast-paced, ever-changing environments while also enhancing their own careers through the process of publishing peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.   In many regards, 2020 was a difficult ...
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Volume LII, Number 1 Research Administration Around the World Simon Kerridge University of Kent Research is international, so is Research Administration * ! As we start the third decade in the third century of our calendar, I appear to be entering the “third age” of my life (I am hoping for a good few more to allow, perhaps, more time to reflect). While, undoubtedly, research administration emerged over 60 years ago (Kaplan, 1959), probably first in the U.S., it has now developed in many other parts of the world — however, not always by that name. For example, in most of Europe the term “research management and administration” is more common, ...
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Volume LII, Number 1 Motivating Factors and Obstacles behind Grant Research: The Case of a Teaching-Focused State College Abdelilah Salim Sehlaoui Sam Houston State University Elizabeth Gross Sam Houston State University Pimrawee Ruengwatthakee Sam Houston State University Abstract Faculty motivation to seek external funding includes the ability to conduct research and offer innovative programs and bring prestige and support for universities. However, faculty may decline to participate in the grant-seeking process. In order to better understand the reluctance of faculty to pursue grants, faculty in the College of Education at a Southern state ...
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