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With more competition for fewer awards and less financial support, university research offices need to diversify their funding. EAB can help you create a growth and research funding strategy, support research faculty, and comply with new research practices.

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The University Research Forum is working to source ideas and resources to support research leaders and their teams as the novel coronavirus has shaped a “new normal” for colleges and universities. Explore our resource center for policies and press releases from your peer institutions and resources from the broader community.

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College and university leaders continue to grapple with difficult questions around bringing their students, faculty, and staff back to campus safely. Read our latest insight for more information on the complicated set of decisions at the core of re-opening plans.

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.

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.

Research ramp-up plans include exhaustive detail on how researchers can keep themselves and their colleagues safe as they return to their labs. But these plans can be daunting, sometimes providing too much detail and burying the most important information that individual PIs need to know. To help institutions craft more actionable ramp-up plans—and ensure they have taken the appropriate steps to safeguard researcher well-being—we have outlined the minimum health and safety measures they should enact for individual researchers.

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