Chief research officer Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_research_officer

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]


  1. ^ Smith, Dean O. (2011). Managing the Research University. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199793259. Retrieved 2013-08-23.