Keys to Running Successful Research Projects: All the Things They Never Teach You provides a step-by-step guide for the management of a successful research project or program. Through the use of illustrative case studies, the book covers all aspects of management that should be included during researcher training, helping researchers overcome the many challenges they face in their day-to-day management of people, time and resources. Links throughout provide more detailed information from gold standard sources on every topic. It is a must-have reference for postdocs, research managers and administrators in colleges, universities, hospitals and research institutes.
In addition, it is an ideal resource for those working in grant and contract funding groups in the life sciences and medical fields.
- Covers the nuts and bolts of research management in the life sciences, medical and health fields
- Provides simple solutions to issues that come up on the job
- Ensures that hard-fought for money is spent wisely and well
Part 1 Getting Started Part 2 Building your Team Part 3 Collaborations Part 4 Running the Studies Part 5 People Management: for Yourself and Your Team Part 6 Wrapping up your Project Part 7 Research Dissemination Part 8 Research Integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research Part 9 When Things Go Wrong Part 10 Keeping an Eye to the Future
Kate Christian has worked in health and medical research for over 30 years, mostly for organizations conducting and supporting cancer research. Scientifically trained, she has chosen not to work in a laboratory, but to use her scientific background and a flair for organization to manage research projects and assist scientists with the management of their research.
Her objectives have included providing environments and skills which encourage effective, efficient research and to encourage and facilitate communication about that successful research to all stakeholders.
The nature of her work has involved Kate with many early-career researchers in a range of disciplines, and she has developed skills in teaching them how to manage themselves, their research and their careers.
Now, having built up a body of expertise over many years, Kate is seeking to take this learning further by undertaking a higher degree. This is focusing on the challenges faced by early-career researchers in the sciences, and looking for opportunities to address some of them. This book provides one such tool.