Monthly Archives: October 2008


[RTEI IM is now a Twitter feed. Follow @umbut] An experiment. If you are working in a research environment that is facing a challenge, RTEI is available to offer general assistance. One way to get in touch is to use … Continue reading

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An Example

Here’s an example of a points of engagement analysis. This is something that I worked up some time ago. Consider a university as a set of nested administrative units: Central — Senior Administrators Colleges — Deans Departments — Chairs Labs– … Continue reading

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Points of Engagement

In Culture and Prosperity, John Kay observes that “we work in organizations, earn as individuals, and consume as households.” A similar observation can be made of university research–faculty work in a university context, as principal investigators take on research with … Continue reading

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Let’s dive in and ask a heretical question: Are contracts for research or technology access necessary? Here’s the thing. Companies all the time provide gift funding for research at universities–huge amounts come in, and research gets done without a contract … Continue reading

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Lambert Agreements

The UK Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills has updated its Lambert Tool Kit for Collaborative Research. You can find the documents here: The Toolkit provides template agreements that are intended to “maximize innovation” and to “encourage university and … Continue reading

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