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Professionals at the interface of science: is there more than meets the eye?

Santos, J. M. R. C. A., Varela, C, Kerridge, Simon (2021) Professionals at the interface of science: is there more than meets the eye? Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, . ISSN 1360-3108. (doi:10.1080/13603108.2021.1881842) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:86588)

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Abstract

The increasing professionalisation, mixed profiles, and institutional formal recognition of research managers and administrators (RMAs), namely at higher education institutions, has led to an increasing but modest volume of academic studies focused on their professional identity, roles, functions and impact. Based on an extensive literature review, the authors suggest however that current definitions for RMAs miss, or at least do not explicitly address, a crucial part of the research and innovation systems worldwide: the research managers, administrators, communicators, and technicians that work at research funding and policy agencies. It is the authors’ opinion that RMAs working at research funding and policy agencies should be addressed as an intrinsic part of the global community as they provide a unique perspective of the overall research and innovation system. They are in fact a missing link in the RMA ecosystem that needs to be addressed for a holistic evolution of contemporary and future research and innovation systems.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13603108.2021.1881842
Uncontrolled keywords: Professionals at the interface of science (PIoS) research management and administration (RMA) research funding agencies professional identity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Central Services > Research and Innovation Services
Depositing User: Simon Kerridge
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2021 11:18 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/86588 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Santos, J. M. R. C. A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2103-4085
Varela, C: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4804-2950
Kerridge, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4094-3719
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