SRA International’s monthly newsletter is your gateway to what is trending in research administration.  The Catalyst features insights from the top professionals in research management as well as keeping you up-to-date on the unbeatable educational offerings from SRA International.


by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on Thursday, August 18, 2016

This month we sought opinions on the importance of such issues as spatial proximity, face time, and personal relationships with investigators, to the success of various research administration models. We will continue to check the “pulse” of research administration community on various topics every other month. Look for the next column in the SRA Catalyst in October of 2016.... Read more

Tagged with: The Pulse

by Jason Guilbeault on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

2016 Compliance Supplement Released - Repost from Research Administration List on behalf of Jason Guilbeault... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Uniform Guidance

by Angela Yost on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Need help interpreting the Uniform Guidance? Look to the Research Terms and Conditions overlay being developed under the guidance of Jean Feldman, Head, Policy Office, Division of Institution and Award Support, NSF and Michelle Bulls, Director, NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA).... Read more

Tagged with: NIH, NSF, Stump the Champs, Uniform Guidance

by SRA International on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

With temperatures approaching 80 degrees, you can be certain of a warm welcome at this year’s SRAI Annual Conference, deep in the heart of Texas. Even more exciting are the number of hot topics on offer from an array of experienced presenters, making this one of best programs to date! Learn more by visiting the monthly update column from our conference co-Chairs.... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting

by SRA International on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

International participants of the 2016 SRAI Annual Meeting are invited to join the pre-conference guided study tour for this unique experience to visit and establish knowledge of the US Research Funding Systems. The theme of the study tour is International Collaboration, Innovation and Research Impact. The aim is an exchange of best practices between visitors and hosts for developing an international network.... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting, Leadership, Professional Development

by SRA International on Monday, July 18, 2016

Research data curation has become an important concept in research institutions, and the idea that data is handled as an institutional asset is a relatively new concept. In order to get data to function effectively as an institution’s asset, proper management – or curation – of it is vital.... Read more

Tagged with: International Section

by SRA International on Sunday, July 17, 2016

The 2016 SRAI Senior Executive Institute topic is Strategic Research Management in a Changing Environment. This two-day program will provide participants with the opportunity to develop an institution’s research strategy and the knock-on effect on other strategies (HR, infrastructure etc.) and develop an implementation plan for the growth of its research. The approach is hands-on where hard choices will have to be made.... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting, Leadership

by SRA International on Saturday, July 16, 2016

SRAI Summer Board Meeting conference call information.... Read more

by SRA International on Friday, July 15, 2016

As the sweltering summer begins, the Northeast & Western Sections’ plans are well-underway for our Joint Section Meeting, which will be held April 2-5, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The theme for our meeting is SRA in Hawaii-50th Year in the 50th State: Surfing the Sphere of Research Administration. We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting. Look for our meeting display table, and while you’re there, stop in and say “hi!”... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Professional Development, Western Section

by Gloria W. Greene on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Heather Kraus (President, Midwest Section) and I have kicked off the planning of the Southern-Midwest Sections Conference in Nashville, TN, May 7-10, 2017. We had our first Executive Committee conference call on July 11th and it was great. Please keep an eye out for calls for volunteers, speaker proposals and much more. Our Theme for Nashville 2017, is “The Spirit of Nashville: Making Your Own Music in Research Administration.”... Read more

Tagged with: Alabama Chapter, Midwest Section, Ohio Chapter, Southern Section