The Journal of Research Administration (Journal) provides a scholarly forum for information and critical analysis of research administration topics to help our members meet their challenges in developing the research enterprise while assuring compliance with a myriad of agencies. In the April-May 2014 issue of The SRA Catalyst, Pamela Miller in "View from the Top" presented the summary of the peer interactions and discussions from the 2013 SRA Senior Leadership Institute (SLI) held at the Annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. While the Institute was designed for and guided by individuals at the upper levels of administration within higher education and the non-profit and for-profit research communities; the issues are recognizable to all of us. There were a number of "super themes" that predominated in the community of research leaders:
* Research strategic plans for countries, states and institutions that align with short and long term economic development plans
* Re-examination of compliance and integrity issues
* Investment in research Infrastructure
* Ownership of IP in an open innovation environment that includes universities, industry, community and investors
* Issues with international collaboration and funding
* Diversification which leads to the need to seek out new funding agencies and understand new requirements of a variety of funding agencies
In this issue of the Journal, as with all issues, we endeavor to address these major themes, providing strategies for success, insight into regulatory compliance issues, research management, and research development. This issue includes four articles covering a broad range of topics. Nickson writing "A Qualitative Case Study Exploring the Nature of New Managerialism in UK Higher Education and Its Impact on Individual Academics' Experience of Doing Research" offers insight into the 'informal' strategies that researchers utlize to pursue their own research agendas within 'formal' management frameworks, suggesting that different...