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 SRA International on Friday, February 10, 2017

Registration to attend the SRA International Winter Board Meeting via conference call or onsite (at own expense) is now open. You must be a Full Member of SRA International to attend.... Read more

by SRA International on Friday, January 27, 2017

SRA International celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. 50 years that SRA International has been forward-thinking and shaping the future of research administration. In celebration of this special milestone, a 50th Anniversary website has been developed dedicated to celebrating SRA International's rich past... Read more

Tagged with: 50th Anniversary, Membership

by SRA International on Friday, January 27, 2017

NEI scientists find that stem cell exosomes promote survival of retinal ganglion cells in rats. A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Premature death rates have declined in the United States among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders (APIs) — in line with trends in Canada and the United Kingdom — but increased among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), according to a comprehensive study of premature death rates for the entire U.S. population from 1999 to 2014.... Read more

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by Tonya Edvalson on Thursday, January 26, 2017

We thought this would be a great time to introduce you to the SRA International Membership Committee and your benefits as members. The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing membership criteria and benefits, developing and recommending programs for the recruitment and retention of members, maintaining close liaison with the sections and divisions in relation to their membership programs... Read more

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by SRA International on Thursday, January 26, 2017

On this blog we previously discussed ways to measure the value returned from research funding. The “PQRST” approach (for Productivity, Quality, Reproducibility, Sharing, and Translation) starts with productivity, which the authors define as using measures such as the proportion of published scientific work resulting from a research project, and highly cited works within a research field.... Read more

Tagged with: Grants, NIH

by Debra Shaller-Demers on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

SRA International members rock! As research management and administration professionals, they never stop improving, learning, achieving, or earning new heights of success. We love sharing good news and offering a well-deserved slap on the back for recent personal and/or professional achievement. In keeping with that sentiment, please join with us as we wish Trudy Riley and Cira Mathis congratulations on their new jobs in new cities.... Read more

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by SRA International on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Studies may lead to advances in human health, agricultural productivity, use of natural resources. Millions of microbes living on and in the human body collectively make up our microbiomes. These microbial ecosystems help keep us healthy. The same processes are at work in other animals, as well as in plants.... Read more

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by SRA International on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Excerpt from original White House press release posted on from Reince Priebus, January 20, 2017. The President has asked me to communicate to each of you his plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the outset of his Administration.... Read more

by on Friday, January 20, 2017

The Southern and Midwest Sections will be making beautiful music at the Southern / Midwest Section Meeting to be held in exciting Nashville, TN, May 7 – 10, 2017. Known as "Music City," Nashville is so much more! Travel professionals and consumer guides frequently name Nashville on lists of "places you must visit," with a reputation as an international landmark for music, home to an abundance of cuisines, and a rich collection of art and historical sites.... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Professional Development, Southern Section