Membership Corner The new year means the advent of “meeting season.” The first six months of 2015 bring many opportunities for SRAI members to interact at Section, Chapter, and Themed Meetings. But large meetings may be intimidating for some people. In this month’s column I share my “meeting insecurity” and how becoming a member of SRAI helped me shake those fears. So when you attend an upcoming meeting I hope you will also seek out and engage with those who may be new or who may look a bit lost. If you haven’t already registered, there is still time to do so. These upcoming meetings will offer plenty of opportunities for networking and mingling. Read more.
Gray Matters Most institutions require that proposals be approved and reviewed internally prior to submission to the sponsor (i.e., routing). What information to require for routing and when to initiate and enforce routing can be a gray area. Compliance with the lead-time requirement is low, which strains resources of the central pre-award office, reduces the quality of review, and often results in errors and/or warnings at the time of submission. What are some of the possible ways to resolve this problem? Read more.
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Jeffrey N. Joyce, Ph.D. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
The Journal of Research Administration (Journal) provides a scholarly forum for information and critical analysis of research administration topics to help our members meet their challenges in developing the research enterprise while assuring compliance with a myriad of agencies. This issue reflects the theme of the “inorms” meeting held April 10 – 13, 2014 in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton. The International Network of Research Management Societies (...Read more.