The Handbook of Research Management is a unique tool for the newly promoted research leader. Larger-scale projects are becoming more common throughout the social sciences and humanities, housed in centres, institutes and programmes. Talented researchers find themselves faced with new challenges to act as managers and leaders rather than as individual scholars. They are responsible for the careers and professional development of others, and for managing interactions with university administrations and external stakeholders. Although many scientific and technological disciplines have long been organized in this way, few resources have been created to help new leaders understand their roles and responsibilities and to reflect on their practice.
This Handbook has been created by the combined experience of a leading social scientist and a chief executive of a major international research development institution and funder. The editors have recruited a truly global team of contributors to write about the challenges they have encountered in the course of their careers, and to provoke readers to think about how they might respond within their own contexts.
This book will be a standard work of reference for new research leaders, in any discipline or country, looking for help and inspiration. The editorial commentaries extend its potential use in support of training events or workshops where groups of new leaders can come together and explore the issues that are confronting them.
I work as a freelance sociologist through my company, Dingwall Enterprises, providing consultancy, research and writing. I have a part-time position at Nottingham Trent University and continuing consultancy relationships with the RCUK Horizon Digital Economy Hub and the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH). I am currently working on public engagement issues in bioenergy for BBSRC and in transport and climate change on an EPSRC project, and editing Symbolic Interaction for the SSSI. This now has a website with the new publishers, Wiley-Blackwell: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291533-8665 Mary McDonnell is executive director and chief operating officer of the Social Science Research Council and leads the Council's capacity strengthening, fellowships, and Asia-focused work. McDonnell has a PhD in history and master's degrees in both international affairs and journalism from Columbia University. She worked as a journalist covering Asian and Middle Eastern affairs before joining the Council full time in 1986, where she became founding director of the Abe Fellowship and Vietnam Programs. She is currently leading a decade-long, qualitative and quantitative assessment of population health in rural Vietnam. McDonnell chairs the Board of Trustees of the School for Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University and serves on the advisory board of the Mobilising the Humanities project of the British Council. She is also a founding member of the board of a new NGO, Resources for Health Equity.
SECTION I: GETTING STARTED Preparing for a Research Career - David Stone and Robert Gutierrez Planning and Project Management - Bob Anderson Responding to a Call - Rajika Bhandari and Jonah Kokodyniak Getting Funded for the First Time - Daniella Sarnoff Winning Large Grants - Paul Martin Developing a Project and Choosing a Funder - Amarjit Kaur SECTION II: DEVELOPING THE PROPOSAL Developing and Managing Budgets - John Koprowski Supporting Management with Technology - Zachary Zinn Incorporating Gender and Diversity - Lut Mergaert and Maxime Forest Securing Access - Oscar Salemink Considering Ethics for Social Science Research - Michelle McGinn Managing Researcher Safety - Desmond Arias SECTION III: GETTING ORGANIZED Organizing and Managing Research - Josh DeWind Engaging the University Administration - Mike Saks Collaborating Across Disciplines - Michael Davis Developing and Executing Cross-National Projects - Ivy Bourgeault, Yvonne James and Corinne Packer SECTION IV: MANAGING IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS Succeeding in a European Research Environment: Eleven Lessons from Denmark - Maja Horst and Alan Irwin Negotiating in a US University Environment - Barbara Stallings Managing Research in a Developing Country - Hy Van Luong Promoting Research and Development in Large Organisations - Michael Hewitt Working Outside Universities - Josefina Card Managing the Private-Sector Research Project - Sam Ladner SECTION V: MANAGING THE PEOPLE Promoting Teamwork, from Within and from Afar - Mark VanLandingham Enacting Leadership in Research Programmes - Graeme Currie Surviving and Progressing as a Research Fellow - Sarah Dyer and Kate Weiner Making Best Use of Research Administrators - Sophie Dale-Black Hiring, Integrating and Removing Team Members - Erin Johnson Mentoring, Appraising, Ensuring Professional Development and Evaluating Performance - Judith Tanur SECTION VI: PLANNING FOR IMPACT Achieving an Impact - Caitlin Porter and Michael Hewitt Exchanging Knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Lisa Mooney Marketing the Team - Neil Robinson Planning for Publications - Mary-Lea Awanohara Mobilizing and Disseminating Research Findings Through Informal Mechanisms - Anil Deolalikar SECTION VII: DELIVERING IMPACT Planning and Executing "the Book" - Frank Baldwin Working with Print and Online Journalism - Charles Burress Working with the Broadcast Media - Toby Murcott Crafting Strategic Events to Strengthen Research Outputs and Disseminate Results - Nicole Restrick Levit Using Graphics in Print and Presentations - Steve Kosslyn SECTION VIII: BEYOND THE CURRENT PROJECT Developing a Research Strategy at a Research Intensive University: A Pro Vice Chancellor's Perspective - Teresa Rees Using Research Process to Improve Research Practice - Jacqueline Williams Kaye Moving on? - Barbara Czarniawska