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When the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education was formed, the idea of recognizing research through the efforts of a research committee had a low priority among all the plans necessary to giving birth to an organization as eclectic as POD. The Network demonstrated very clearly at the Fourth Annual Conference in Oklahoma during November 1978 that POD is an idea which has survived the personal excitements which helped to create it. An interest in research and the dissemination of research results has emerged with strong support from the membership. The several meetings of the Research Committee at the last annual conference demonstrated that the membership is ready to begin the development of a research agenda for POD.