The Annual Meeting in Las Vegas was a resounding success. This meeting had the highest attendance ever. I will not dwell on the meeting itself. As we prepare for our 50th anniversary, I would like to give you an idea of what is going on behind the scenes during the annual meeting, where we constantly are looking at ways to develop and grow our Society in order to deliver the best possible training and educational content to our members.Read more.
The need for metrics to evaluate research administration, and offices of research administration, is apparent. When thoughtfully composed and well aligned with the strategic mission of an institution and its units, such metrics can help assess success and areas for improvement at department, office, school, or center level, and at the individual level. However, what metrics should be used, how much weight they should be given, and how they should be applied remains a gray area. Read more.
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Jeffrey N. Joyce, Ph.D. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
The Journal of Research Administration (Journal) provides scholarly insights into the best practices of research administration and development of the research enterprise. This issue continues our showcasing of the breadth of our international contributors with contributions from Africa, Australia and Canada. The range of topics is also extensive. Mr. Masango examines in his paper entitled “Combating inhibitors of quality research...Read more.