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Our University Research Forum partners with chief research officers so their teams can craft and implement a winning growth strategy, compete for funding, accelerate performance improvements, and reduce the administrative burden on faculty. We provide research, strategies, and tools across the following areas:

"This is my most essential resource in supporting my team and faculty to grow and advance our research enterprise."

Vice Provost for Research, Private Research Institution in the Midwest

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Your research website should be a key communications channel—but not all universities capture the full potential value of their web presence. The University Research Forum audited the research websites of 50 randomly selected research institutions and found that on average, universities utilize only 5.5 of 14 critical website features. Check out our infographic to learn…

Fall is rankings and awards season in higher education. In that spirit, we wanted to share with you the answer the Ask EAB team provides for a common question: How can institutions climb the Carnegie Classification® ranks? Institutions cite numerous benefits associated with obtaining a higher Carnegie Classification® research designation. These include an enhanced institutional…

Last year we published a research brief on the six imperatives for embarking on grand challenges, which looks at how institutions select, equip, and launch grand challenge initiatives. Since then we’ve received the same two questions from multiple schools: “How do we figure out which metrics to measure impact, especially when these types of projects…

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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Join us at a National Meeting The University Research Forum’s 2019 national meeting series focuses on the top issues facing senior research officers. Research universities continue to face funding challenges in the ever-changing federal and non-federal landscapes. Join us later this year to learn about: Industry-wide perspectives on how global competitive forces are reshaping the…

About the Webconference Poor communication about facilities and administrative (F&A) funding has contributed to ongoing misunderstanding and the perpetuation of false myths among internal and external stakeholders. In this webconference, the first in a two-part series, attendees will learn three imperatives for improving F&A communication. To convince stakeholders of the value of F&A, chief research…