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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 4 steps to create an F&A infographic

One creative strategy that CROs and their teams can use to make F&A more easily understandable is to create a concise and shareable visual depiction. Read on to learn how to build your own infographic—and see how one institution put the steps into practice.
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The interest in measuring research productivity has grown as colleges and universities seek to expand their research awards. Many administrators want to understand their faculty’s successes and how they can support researchers who need a boost. However, many faculty are concerned about the impact productivity measurements could have on their academic freedom. Here are three…



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