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This subject provides an overview of key elements of research leadership and management in an institutional setting, to provide participants with knowledge and insights in areas such as:
- international context and trends in research (government priorities, institutional priorities, pressures to compete and collaborate)
- public policy settings and funding frameworks for research institutions
- commercial, community and philanthropic engagement (clients, partners, sponsors)
- institutional policies and strategies (internal systems to support research programs and research training, resourcing, ethics and reporting, publications, intellectual property)
- managing researchers and research projects (making plans, setting priorities and managing the needs and expectations of different stakeholders).
Intended learning outcomes
On completion, participants should be able to apply what they have learned, for example by:
- relating research agendas to the priorities of external stakeholders
- describing internal institutional mechanisms for supporting diverse research projects
- devising a strategy to build a research group’s profile and reputation
- managing a multi-disciplinary research group.
On completing this subject, participants should be able to:
- communicate with people who work in different cultures and contexts
- investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them
- assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to management problems
- apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases
- make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.
Last updated: 16 March 2020