This paper discusses the management of a research project from the perspective of an organized transportation research institute that operates within a major university. The management technique for a contract research project is described as a cycle of four formal evaluations superimposed on a continuous informal evaluation process. The basic objective, nature, and timing of each of the four formal evaluations are discussed as well as the categories of people that should participate in each evaluation. A brief description of the less formal but more continuous management evaluations associated with the management of projects within a cooperative research format is also given. The point is made that an important aim of the management and conduct of any research project should be to develop a close working relationship between the researcher and sponsor. This will make overall management of the project easier and will result in a better end product. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 48-51
  • Monograph Title: Technology Transfer, the Research Process, and Creating a Productive Environment
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  • Accession Number: 00315349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029937
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM