Chief research officer

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The chief research officer (CRO), research officer, or research director is a job title commonly given to the most senior executive in an enterprise responsible for the research that supports enterprise goals. Generally, the CRO reports to the chief executive officer. In educational organizations, they report to the chancellor or president.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Smith, Dean O. (2011). Managing the Research University. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199793259. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  2. ^ Nash, Julie A.; Wright, Dianne A. "Profile of the Chief Research Officer at Major Research Universities in the United States and Examination of the Current Pathways to the Position" (PDF). Montreat College, Florida Atlantic University.
  3. ^ Droegemeier, Kelvin K.; Snyder, Lori Anderson. "The Roles of Chief Research Officers at American Research Universities: A Current Profile and Challenges for the Future" (PDF). University of Oklahoma, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.