Advisor and


Problem Solver

Helping build and strengthen

research organizations

and infrastructure


I work with nonprofit scientific research institutions, and together, we envision the future and improve research enterprise strategy and management.

These collaborations help institutions better achieve the goals of their research efforts, including advancing knowledge, translating scientific discoveries, and improving human health.


Research Organizations and Infrastructure

I specialize in the strategic design and management of research organizations and infrastructure, including:

Research Organizations

Research centers and institutes

Institutions’ overall research enterprises

Multi-institutional research partnerships  


Research Infrastructure

Core research facilities

Research space

Faculty research incentives and barriers


I provide consulting services through the firm, Research Endurance.

Illustrative service offerings are outlined below.

Helping Research Institutions


Design and launch new research organizations and infrastructure
Major new research or innovation institutes


Evaluate and enhance the strategic performance and management of research organizations and infrastructure
Core research facilities

University research centers


Lead special projects that advance research strategy and other areas of key importance to the research enterprise
Development and implementation of research strategies and related organizational and financial plans


Develop proposals that successfully compete for large, center-scale research funding
Major competitions at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Serving Research Leaders


Advise and guide research leaders as they catalyze research across their nonprofit scientific research institutions
Trusted advisor and sounding board to proactive research leaders


Selected research institutions with which I have worked include:

Auburn University
Boston College
Brown University
City of Hope Beckman Research Institute
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hospital for Special Surgery
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Northwestern University
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

University of Alaska
University of Chicago
University of Georgia
University of Massachusetts
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Dakota
University of Wyoming



Rand Haley
President, Research Endurance


I help institutions build and strengthen research organizations and infrastructure. For over 20 years, I have worked with universities, academic medical centers, hospitals, independent research institutes, and other nonprofit scientific research institutions to address challenges and opportunities related to research enterprise strategy, management, and operations.

Leaders and faculty/scientists rely on my understanding of academic and research organizations and cultures to assess their competitive positions, develop and implement strategies, design and launch new research organizations, craft partnerships, and improve operations.

I have led consulting engagements at over 50 research institutions, and I strive to advance institutions’ pursuit of research excellence while maintaining focus on strategic investment of limited resources.

I have published papers and delivered presentations across multiple research strategy, leadership, and management areas. I also authored the book, Catalyzing Research: Research Leaders and the Complex Faculty/Administration Interface. This guide for research leaders focuses on the complex, challenging interface between faculty and administration, examining four areas: core research facilities, research centers and institutes, research development, and strategic research investment.

I hold 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.