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Research labs are expensive to build and renovate, and decentralized space governance makes it difficult to maximize the value of existing space or streamline inefficient processes. Follow the steps in this Roadmap to collaborate with facilities, research, and academic leaders to develop a more proactive and integrated campus strategy for designing and managing research labs.
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With amplified interest in growing partnerships with companies, universities must evaluate their current partnership strategy and seek new ways to diversify and deepen their industry engagements. Read our brief to learn how to develop a market-smart organizational design.
As university leaders debate how far they must ramp back down to reduce their COVID cases, we reviewed the most common challenges in ramping down labs this past spring with hopes of providing guidance on how to do it again if needed.
Research offices today must address unpredictable funding shifts, complex regulations, and increased competition from other schools for grant funding. These challenges expand and diversify the scope of a research office’s work. To tackle these diverse challenges and improve university research functionality, leaders often look to optimize the organizational structure of their office. A smart organizational structure will help offices streamline processes, improve communication, and designate activity ownership.
Faculty often struggle to convert their innovative research ideas into meaningful projects, as their ideas can fly under the radar for funders, administrators, and research colleagues. Read our insight to learn how two pioneering universities elevate these early-phase research projects with crowdfunding and cross-disciplinary financing options.
Update on US-China research relations, and headlines you might have missed during the COVID disruption
The drumbeat of US vs. China sentiment in Washington DC has grown stronger, giving way to new policies and positions that will negatively impact US research universities. Some of these dustups make national news, but given the whirlwind of information related to COVID, it is easy to lose track of what is happening on a global scale. This write up summarizes stories relevant to university research leaders monitoring how the federal government is responding to foreign interference and global research partnerships.
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The 2020 University Research Forum Virtual Executive Roundtable will convene senior research officers to discuss tactics for modernizing research lab design and management.
Institutions are increasingly focused on growing international engagement. In this webinar, EAB experts unpack how the changing global landscape is impacting four areas of university operations.