NORDP 2016 Annual Research Development Conference

Pre-conference Concurrent Workshops

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The Collaboration Continuum: Tips, Tools, and Scenarios for Engaging Faculty in Collaborative Research

Kelly Matthews Deal
Associate in Research, Duke Global Health Institute
Duke University

Karen Eck
Assistant Vice President for Research, Office of Research
Old Dominion University

J. Quyen Wickham
Strategic Research Coordinator, Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment
University of Oklahoma

What are the most effective practices used by Research Development professionals to enhance research collaboration? How do these practices inform a model of collaboration? Based on the Collaboration Continuum and informed by a survey of NORDP members on how they use collaboration, participants, working in small groups, will participate in an extended collaboration scenario, confront unexpected problems, and develop solutions that will be shared with other workshop participants. Based on this process, participants will develop best practices for developing research collaborations that they can take back to their campuses.


Developing a Faculty Research Development Program: Basics of Best Practices and How to Develop Programs to Meet Your Institutional Needs

Ann McGuigan
Director, Research Development Services
University of Arizona

Kathy Cataneo
Director of Research Development
University of New Hampshire

To be effective, faculty research development programs should incorporate best practices as well as respond and adapt to local institutional culture. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to faculty research development programs—what they are, possible topical focuses, best practices and evaluation strategies. With these tools in hand, participant groups will work though the program development process. They will leave the workshop with the tools to establish and evaluate strong faculty development programs, adapted to their institution’s culture and needs.


Developing a Winning Strategy

Ruth Ann Hendrickson
Associate Vice President and Director, Proposal Development Office, Office of Research
The Ohio State University

Meris Mandernach
Associate Professor and Head of Research Services, University Libraries
The Ohio State University

Jeff Agnoli, Education, Funding and Research Development, Office of Research, The Ohio State University

Focusing on pre-RFP activities to enhance research competitiveness, this workshop will introduce tools and strategies that Research Development professionals can use to help their faculty submit the strongest possible proposals. After examining tools for researching sponsors, funding opportunities, and competitors, participants will work through case studies, using SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) to create a “win strategy,” an industry term for the rationale and actions required for proposal development. Participants will leave the workshop with a set of tools and processes to more effectively work with faculty developing research programs and proposals.


Visual Thinking

Dawn McArthur
Director, Research and Technology Development Office, Child and Family Research Institute
BC Children’s Hospital and University of British Columbia

Jocelyn Maffin
Manager, SCI Resource Centre
Spinal Cord Injury BC

This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of visualization techniques they can use as they work with researchers. Focusing on techniques for visualizing concepts, patterns and connectivity, and dynamics, participants will learn how to use these approaches to support a broad range of research development activities, and to strengthen the development of research ideas, plans, and proposals.