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Volume LIII, Number 2 From the Editor's Desk Author Jennifer E. Taylor, MBA, PhD Tennessee 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 2 What Can Research Institution Administrators Learn from Researcher Experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic? Insights from a Survey of NIH and NSF Researchers Stephanie Solomon Cargill, PhD MSPH Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University Chair, Castle IRB Samuel V. Bruton, PhD University of Southern Mississippi Tristan McIntosh, PhD Bioethics Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine Andrea Blake, MPPA Troy University Jaime O’Brien, MS Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University Alison L. Antes, PhD Bioethics Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine Abstract ...
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Volume LIII, Number 2 The University of Minnesota’s Clinical Research Support Center Feasibility Review: An Objective Protocol Assessment Carving a Pathway to Study Success Nicole Tosun, MS, CCRP Clinical Research Support Center | Clinical & Translational Science Institute University of Minnesota Ryan Lee, PhD, MHS Clinical Research Support Center | Clinical & Translational Science Institute University of Minnesota Francoise Crevel, PharmD Clinical Research Support Center | Clinical & Translational Science Institute University of Minnesota Carrie McKenzie, RRT Clinical Research Support Center | Clinical & Translational Science ...
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Volume LIII, Number 2 Faculty Views on the Barriers and Facilitators to Grant Activities in the USA: A Systematic Literature Review Rachel A. Goff-Albritton, PhD., CCC-SLP Florida State University Philip A. Cola, PhD Case Western Reserve University Jennifer Walker Florida State University Judy Pierre Florida State University Sandhya D. Yerra Florida State University Isabella Garcia Florida State University Abstract Research development in higher education is a service-delivery system. In any service field, when choosing appropriate services, practitioners should reach for ‘evidence-based practices.’ Limited empirical research ...
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Volume LIII, Number 2 A Framework for the Management of Research and Innovation Projects in Academic Settings José M. R. C. A. Santos, PhD, PMP Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO) & Laboratório para a Sustentabilidade e Tecnologia em Regiões de Montanha (SusTEC), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal. ORCID: 0000-0003-2103-4085 Carolina Varela, MSc. School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. ORCID: 0000-0002-4804-2950 Enrique Martínez-Galán, PhD Asian Institute of Management, the Phillipines. ORCID: 0000-0001-9321-9105 Abstract The contemporary complex settings ...
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Volume LIII, Number 2 Adapting the Joint Task Force Core Competency Framework for Clinical Research Professionals: A Canadian Paediatric Research Perspective Sarah Ibrahim, RN, MN, PhD, CHSE The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE) Maria Macri Guerrero, BA, BEd, MEd Clinical Research Services (CRS), The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Lisa M. Goos, BScH/B.Ed., M.Sc., PhD UClinical Research Services (CRS), The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Abstract Over the past 20 years, there has been a significant ...
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Volume LIII, Number 2 Institutional Policies, Practices and Initiatives Impacting Research Productivity: The Strengthening of Collaboration, Leadership and Professionalism in Research Management in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and European Union (EU) Higher Education Institutions (StoRM) J. M. Frantz Department of Physiotherapy, University of the Western Cape A. George Division of Research and Innovation, University of the Western Cape M. Hunter-Hüsselmann Division for Research Development, Stellenbosch University H. Kapenda Centre for Research and Publications, University of Namibia Z. Yassin Centre for Interdisciplinary ...
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Volume LIII, Number 2 Reconfiguring the Research Administration Workforce: A Qualitative Study Explaining the Increasingly Diverse Professional Roles in Research Administration Holly R. Zink, MSA* University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Surgery Dorothy Hughes, PhD, MHSA University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Medicine, Department of Population Health Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD, MBA University of Kentucky, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology Abstract The research administration profession is in a time of significant change. The traditional jack-of-all-trades role has become more fragmented into specialized advanced ...
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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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