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Research Administration and Management

Author(s): Elliott C. Kulakowski, PhD, FAHA, Research Administration and Management Strategy Group, Inc.
Lynne U. Chronister, MPA, MPA, University of California, Davis, California
  • ISBN-13: 9781449634407
  • Paperback    916 pages      © 2006
Price: $413.95 US List
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The United States workforce consists of over 150,000 research administrators who manage the nation's $100 billion annual investment in research and development. Research Administration and Management is written for any individual who is involved in the leadership, development, management and support of this research. The text will guide readers with information and motivation to gain further knowledge and develop their skills as research administrators.

This comprehensive text provides examples  of concepts and case studies, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and references to books, specific journal articles, and relevant federal regulations. Topics covered throughout range from a review of research administration, to the infrastructure necessary to support the research, to project development and post-project plans.

Research Administration and Management is an excellent reference for research managers, and administrators in colleges, universities, hospitals, and research institutes receiving federal research funds. Grant and contract funding groups will also benefit from the wide range of information in this text.

Part 1: Introduction to the Administration of the Research Enterprise


Chapter 1:  Introduction: Leadership and Management of the Research Enterprise in the 21st Century

By Lynne U. Chronister and Elliott C. Kulakowski


Chapter 2: History

By Ken Beasley


Chapter 3: The Future of Research Administration in the 21st Century: Looking Into the Crystal Ball

By Elliott C. Kulakowski and Lynne U. Chronister


Chapter 4: The Organization of the Research Enterprise

By Lynne U. Chronister and Robert Killoren


Chapter 5: University Research Development and the Role of the Chief Research Officer

By Michael R. Dingerson


Part 2: The Infrastructure for Research Administration


Chapter 6: The Research Administrator as a Professional: Training and Development

By Marcia Landen and Michael McCallister


Chapter 7: Planning for Success

By Lynne U. Chronister


Chapter 8: Change Management Theory Put to Practice as Stakeholders’ Advocates: A Case Study

By Lawrie Robertson, Bev Silver, Rosemarie Keenan, Gail De Vun


Chapter 9: Human Resources in a Research Environment

By Jim Hanlon


Chapter 10: Media Relations

By Lisa A. Lapin


Chapter 11: Working with Boards of Trustees and Advisory Boards

By Cary E. Thomas


Chapter 12: Communicating and Marketing

By Lynne U. Chronister


Chapter 13: Policies and Management of Human Tissue in Research

By Lynne U. Chronister and David R. McGee


Chapter 14: Performance Measurement

By Paul G. Waugaman, William S. Kirby, and Louis G. Tornatzky


Chapter 15: Institutional Enhancement of Research and Scholarship

By Lynne U. Chronister


Chapter 16: Support for Institutional and Interdisciplinary Projects

By Lynne U. Chronister


Chapter 17: Institutional Development Offices and Research Offices: Gifts and Grants

By Lynne U. Chronister


Chapter 18: Federal Relations, Advocacy and Lobbying in the Research Environment

By William Schweri


Chapter 19: Establishing a Clinical Trial Research Program

By Bruce Steinert and Elliott C. Kulakowski


Chapter 20: Legal Issues in Clinical Trials

By J. Michael Slocum


Chapter 21: Dealing with Legal Counsel and the Management of Risk

By J. Michael Slocum


Chapter 22: Special Issues for Land-Grant Institutions

By Robert Killoren and Judy McCormick


Chapter 23: The Academic Entrepreneur: Enabling and Nurturing A Scarce Resource

By Louis G. Tornatzky and Paul G. Waugaman


Chapter 24: National and International Research Councils, Professional Associations, Accreditations and Memberships

By Lynne U. Chronister


Part 3: Pre-Award Administration


Chapter 25: Fundamentals of Sponsored Programs: An Overview

By Dorothy Yates


Chapter 26: Special Issues of Departmental Administration

By Tim Quigg


Chapter 27: Representations and Certifications for Federal Grants and Contracts

By Sandra Nordahl


Chapter 28: Elements of a Successful Proposal

By Victoria J. Molfese and Karen S. Karp


Chapter 29: Peer Review & Project Implementation and Evaluation

By Pamela F. Miller


Chapter 30: Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Commencement, Practice, and Future

By John A. Rodman and Brad Stanford


Chapter 31: Preparing a Budget for a Research Grant

By William H. Caskey


Chapter 32: The Challenges and Opportunities of International Research

By John D. Sites


Chapter 33: Federal Research Contracts

By J. Michael Slocum


Chapter 34: Research Contracts with Industry

By J. Michael Slocum


Chapter 35: Contracts: Form, Function and Issue Spotting

By Cindy Kiel


Chapter 36: Legal Perspective of Government Representations and Certifications

By J. Michael Slocum


Part 4: Post Award and Financial Requirements


Chapter 37: Facilities and Administrative Rates

By Paul Nacon


Chapter 38: Compliance Towards the Disclosure Statement (DS) Required by Public Law 100-679

By Amy J. Sikalis


Chapter 39: Financial Reporting for the Research Administrator

By Cary E. Thomas


Chapter 40: Working with Internal and External Auditors

By Abby Zubov


Chapter 41: Fundamentals of Post Award Administration

By Jerry Fife


Chapter 42: Cost Sharing and Matching Funds

By Elliott C. Kulakowski and Vincent Bogdanski


Part 5: Responsible Conduct of Research


Chapter 43: Education in the Responsible Conduct of Research: Opportunities and Potential Impact on the Research Institution

By Chris B. Pascal


Chapter 44: Developing a Research Compliance Program

By Daniel Vasgird and Ellen Hyman-Browne


Chapter 45: Belmont as Parable: Research Leadership and the Spirit of Integrity

By Dr. Edward F. Gabriele


Chapter 46: Cultivating Interpretive Mentorship: A Role for Research Administration

By Melissa S. Anderson, Janet M. Holdsworth, and Joseph J. Shultz


Chapter 47: Data Management

By Michael Kalichman


Chapter 48: Authorship: Credit, Responsibility and Accountability

By Bryan Benham, Dale Clark, and Leslie Francis



Chapter 49: Conflict of Interest in Research

By John Chinn and Elliott C. Kulakowski


Chapter 50: Beyond the Federal Definition: Other Forms of Misconduct

By Chris C. Pascal


Chapter 51: Human Research Management: Building a Program for Responsible Conduct and Oversight of Human Studies in a Brave New World

By Greg Koski


Chapter 52: Ethical Review of Social and Behavioral Science Research

By Michael Owen


Chapter 53: The Impact of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) on Research

By Ada Sue Selwitz, Helene Lake-Bullock and Joe R. Brown


Chapter 54: Management of Human Tissue Resources for Research in Academic Medical Centers: Points to Consider

By Jeffrey R. Botkin, Mark A. Munger, Patrick Shea, Cheryl Coffin, and Geraldine P. Mineau


Chapter 55: Welfare of Research Animals

By Kathyrn A. Bayne and John E. Harkness


Chapter 56: Environmental Health and Safety

By Matthew D. Finucane


Chapter 57: Bioterrorism: Considerations for Research Institutions

By Bryan Benham


Chapter 58: Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct: The Other Side of Responsible Conduct of Research

By Elliott C. Kulakowski


Part 6: Technology Transfer


Chapter 59: University Technology Transfer Evolution and Revolution

By Howard W. Bremer


Chapter 60: How to Organize a Technology Transfer Office

By Patricia Harsche Weeks


Chapter 61: Elements of an Intellectual Property Policy

By Elliott C. Kulakowski


Chapter 62: Industrial Research Collaborations Before a Product is Developed

By Colin Cooper


Chapter 63: Identifying and Triaging Technologies

By Joseph Fondacaro


Chapter 64: Patent Law

By Steve Highlander


Chapter 65: Applying for United States Patent Protection

By John S. Child and Kathleen D. Rigaut


Chapter 66: Marketing University Technology: Selling the Promise

By Richard Kordal


Chapter 67: Licensing Technologies

By Robert MacWright


Chapter 68: Elements of a License Agreement

By Katherine Chou


Chapter 69: Negotiating a License Agreement

By Chris McKinney


Chapter 70: Role of Technology Transfer Office After the Deal

By Katherine Chou


Chapter 71: Spin-Off Companies from University Technologies

By Jayne Carney


Chapter 72: Establishing a Spin-Off Company

By Janet Scholz


Chapter 73: The Role of the University and Research Institutions in Economic Development

By Elliott C. Kulakowski


Chapter 74: Material Transfer Agreements

By Fred Reinhart


Chapter 75: Drafting and Enforcing Non-Disclosure Agreements

By Kathleen D. Rigaut


Chapter 76: Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Secrets

By David Huizenga and Hope Slonim


Chapter 77: Export Control

By James Taylor


Chapter 78: SBIR/STTR Programs

By Roberta A. Nixon, Rick Shindell and Joan Goodnight


Chapter 79: Cooperative Research and Development Agreements
By Kathleen Sybert and Concetta Bartosh

Elliott C. Kulakowski, PhD, FAHA-Research Administration and Management Strategy Group, Inc.

Elliott Kulakowski is the Director of Sponsored Projects at the University of Utah. He is also involved in program development and serves as a liaison between the funding agencies and organizations representing research institutions.

Dr. Kulakowski received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut and a Masters of Science degree in Medical Niology from C.W. Post College of Long Island University in New York. He obtained his PhD degree in Biochemistry from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Elliot Kulakowski spent the next nine years at the National Institute of Health. His first position was a Staff Fellow conducting research on regulation of blood pressure in the Hypertension Endocrine Branch of National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). He assumed a position in administration as a Health Scientist Administrator where he managed externally sponsored basic and clinical cardiovascular research programs. He subsequently accepted the appointment of Senior Scientific Advisor for NHLBI where he was involved in activities related to Congressional appropriations hearings, preparation of scientific reports, implemented initiatives, engaged in special projects, and represented the Director at specific meetings.

Upon leaving the NIH, Dr. Kulakowski moved to academia where he was Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences Research at Temple University. While at Temple, he also served as director of a Center of Excellence in Thrombosis Research, as Associate Vice Provost for Environmental Health and Safety, and as Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the Medical School. He later assumed the position of Director of Research and Technology Development at the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network where he established their Clinical Trials Research Program. During this time he also was on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and also was a member of the Board of Advisors for establishment of the Integrated Science Business and Technology Program at LaSalle University.

Dr. Kulakowski also has been an active member of the organizations related to research administration and management including the Society of Research Administrators International where he served as president and chairman of the board. He continues to represent SRA as a past president and is a member of the International Committee.

He has received a number of honors and awards. Among them, he was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and received both the excellence award and the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Society of Research Administrators International. He has published on his research activities, and on issues of research administration. Dr. Kulakowski currently is coauthoring the first textbook on Research Administration and Management in over 20 years. He also appeared on a PBS special about biomedical research, participated in nationally televised satellite conferences on research administration issues, and lectured internationally on research administration issues and the role of universities in economic development. 

Lynne U. Chronister, MPA, MPA-University of California, Davis, California

As Associate Vice Chancellor, Lynne is responsible for the offices of Human Subjects Protection, Sponsored Programs, Interdisciplinary Research Support, Research Development and Information Services and the Consortium for Women in Research. University of California Davis’ revenue exceeds $300 Million on external support. Ms. Chronister was Director of Sponsored Projects and Research at the University of Utah from 1997 to 2002. Prior to moving to Utah she was Director of Sponsored Programs at Mississippi State University for five years. Her previous position was as Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs at the University of South Alabama. Lynne began her career in research administration working for the Vermont Department of Corrections and spent and number of years as a free-lance proposal developer for various schools and agencies. She has served on numerous national and local task forces, boards, and review committees and is listed in International Who’s Who and the Who’s Who in Executives and Business.


After receiving a BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Vermont, Lynne went on to receive a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern Alabama.


During her years in research administration, Ms. Chronister has been a member and active participant in a number of professional organizations including; the Association of University Technology Managers, the Council on Governmental Relations of the National Council of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and the National Council of University Research Administrators. She is a past president of the Society of Research Administrators International. Since 1986 she has served in other elected and appointed positions and as a member of the Board of Directors for SRA.


Ms. Chronister has made numerous presentations to professional groups and universities on university research, strategic planning, collaborative research with industry, research as a tool for economic development, proposal development, compliance, time management, institutional compliance and many other aspects of research administration. She has served as a reviewer for both private and federal grant programs. Outside of her professional activities she has been active in many community organizations such as Rotary International, and has volunteered her time for a number of groups serving low-income women, teen pregnancy prevention and juvenile delinquency prevention programs.



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