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The person who manages or coordinates resources, personnel, facilities, and operating funds-allocations in an organization conducting research, development and analysis (RDA) in the natural and physical sciences. A research manager determines the nature, priority objectives and the resources committed to their achievement within and across the organizations, and evaluates program outputs in relation to organizational objectives and policies. A research manager provides scientific advice on the direction, conduct and management of these programs. A research manager does not personally conduct research development and analysis (RDA), control and coordinate projects, or control and coordinate contracted RDA. SYNONYM. REM. RELATED TERM. Project manager; Principal Investigator