Research Officers supervise research projects from the early planning stages until the final project completion. They communicate with team members and verify that all projects and tasks are on schedule.
During the research project, officers usually review gathered research and analyze various sets of data. They may also interpret data and start writing reports. Many research officers also verify that information on databases remains secure, as well as ensure that all team members complete their tasks and work cooperatively with the team.
While projects are in the planning stages, research officers work with team members to identify project goals, research methods, variables, and other test parameters. They also choose how to collect data and offer recommendations on evaluating the project. Research officers often make research schedules to monitor the activities of research teams.