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Strengthen Your Talent Pipeline from Within: Strategies for CROs to Improve Both Retention and Recruitment

Competition for talent is at an all-time high, with many campus leaders reporting widespread vacancies and double-digit staff turnover rates. Most institutions have therefore doubled-down on external recruitment efforts.

Career Pathing for Chief Research Officers

Career paths for chief research officers often diverge from more traditional routes due to several factors. The wide range of responsibilities and experiences CROs may encounter including the growing political nature of the role, the increasing burden of compliance and security requirements, and inconsistencies in research commitments and reporting lines make it difficult for CROs to prepare for the next move.

Research and Services

2022 Roundtable for Chief Research Officers

In a past roundtable session, we explored the furthering of winner-take-most dynamics in research, how universities are thinking differently about their research investments and costs, and how the pandemic has heightened the next-level employability of research leaders.


What’s in a research designation?

Explore takeaways from our September 2022 virtual session on the underpinnings of the cost of competition in research, where we discussed how different designations and rankings impact a university’s research reputation.

Making the Most of Your EAB University Research Partnership: On-Demand Materials

In the spirit of back to school, EAB hosted a (re)orientation to what’s in store within our EAB University Research partnership to make sure partners take advantage of all of our university research tools and resources.

Supporting postdocs through the cost of competition in research

In a recent virtual session, we discussed the underpinnings of the cost of competition in research. Attendees shared what they are tackling at their institutions, and discussed what others are experiencing across higher education.

Quick Reads

University Research Fact Sheet Guidelines

Learn about 12 key components to create a compelling university research fact sheet that communicates value and community impact.

What the CHIPS and Science Act means for higher education

The Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America Act (CHIPS) and Science Act of 2022 is a $280B legislative package to support the U.S. semiconductor industry with new funding for manufacturing and research and development (R&D). Here’s what higher education leaders need to know.

Resilient Leadership Workshop: For College Presidents and Their Teams

Higher ed cabinet leaders are aware that leading in times of crisis is challenging. This EAB workshop highlights opportunities to learn from the pandemic and apply leadership lessons going forward.


Director, Research
Associate Director, Research Development

Improve economic development communications

We've identified five major trends to consider when communicating about institutional economic development activity and goals.

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University Research Forum

Equipping Chief Research Officers with best practices and implementation support to more effectively craft and implement a winning growth strategy, communicate with campus stakeholders, and better align long-term planning with research funding realities.

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