Research Endurance helps organizations improve research enterprise health, endurance, and sustainability

Research organizations are facing significant, multi-faceted challenges. To successfully build and sustain productive research enterprises, organizations—and their leaders and faculty—must improve endurance across many research dimensions, including:

  • Strategy and planning
  • Organization and governance
  • Investment decision-making
  • Finances
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Partnerships

Rand Haley
President and Founder, Research Endurance

Rand Haley has devoted his career to helping organizations strengthen their research enterprises.

He is the president of Research Endurance and author of the book, Catalyzing Research: Research Leaders and the Complex Faculty/Administration Interface.

For nearly 20 years, Rand has worked with universities, academic medical centers, independent research institutes, research-active hospitals and health systems, and other organizations to address complex challenges and opportunities related to research enterprise strategy and management.

Rand earned a B.S. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in science, technology, and public policy from The George Washington University.

How Can Research Leaders Differentiate Their Abilities to Catalyze Research?

Faced with constraints on their time, energy, and resources, research leaders in organizations including research universities, independent research institutes, academic medical centers, and research-active hospitals can improve their abilities to effectively support and accelerate research at their institutions.

Catalyzing Research, based on Rand Haley’s nearly 20 years of experience partnering with research organization leadership and faculty, presents a guide for research leaders that focuses on the complex, challenging interface between faculty and the administration. It examines in detail four key areas: core research facilities, research centers and institutes, research development, and strategic research investment.


“Rand Haley appreciates the interesting challenges faced by chief research officers who are expected to catalyze the growth of research, despite limited resources, and the reality that faculty don’t report to them. This book will provide both existing and future research leaders with valuable perspectives.”

— Dr. David Lee, Vice President for Research, University of Georgia

“In Catalyzing Research, Rand Haley has managed to synthesize and address the complexities of the position of senior research officer. The book provides a road map for success for both the seasoned research officer and for those aspiring to this position.”

— Dr. Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Nevada, Reno

“In an increasingly complex and competitive research landscape, Catalyzing Research offers research leaders poignant insight and concrete strategies for differentiation. Drawing from experiences with a diverse range of research institutions, Rand Haley tackles the faculty/administration interface head on and offers a collaborative guide to identifying critical questions, developing strategies for success, and mitigating risk along the way.”

— Jasmin Patel, Assistant Vice President, Research Strategy, Saint Louis University

Photo: Runners traversing Crib Goch and its knife-edged arête during the 2015 Dragon’s Back Race (Wales, UK). (Rights obtained from photographer Ian Corless.)

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