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 on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It is my pleasure and honor to take on the Editor role of the Catalyst. Being preceded by two extremely accomplished past editors, Susanne A. Van Weelden and Debra Schaller-Demers, makes this a deeply humbling experience. I look forward to this challenging yet exciting opportunity to learn from my predecessors and bring value to this essential e-newsletter.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by Gloria W. Greene on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Ambassador Program is expanding and we are calling for volunteers. We would like to have at least two ambassadors representing each of the Sections.... Read more

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by Debra Shaller-Demers on Tuesday, February 28, 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 Kimberly Pratt congratulations on her new job at a new institution.... Read more

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by Tonya Edvalson on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Don’t let Pre-Registration sneak by you – these rates expire March 16, 2017. Please go to the registration site for details and register before it’s too late to get the best rates.... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Professional Development, Western Section

by SRA International on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Extreme hot or cold temperatures during pregnancy may increase the risk that infants born at term will be of low birth weight, according to a study of U.S. women by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The study was published in Environmental Research.... Read more

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by SRA International on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The largest study to date of African-American cancer survivors in the United States is underway. The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study, which will include 5,560 cancer survivors, will support a broad research agenda looking at the major factors affecting cancer progression, recurrence, mortality, and quality of life among African-American cancer survivors. The effort is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.... Read more

Tagged with: Grants, NIH

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This month we wanted to learn more about the management and administration of financial conflict of interest (FCOI) at our colleagues’ institutions. We will continue to periodically check the “pulse” of research administration community on various topics. Look for the future columns in the SRA Catalyst throughout 2017.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, The Pulse

by SRA International on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The National Alliance for Broader Impacts and the ResearchImpact network are collaborating to create learning opportunities that will help to maximize the impacts of research on both sides of the US-Canadian border.... Read more

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by SRA International on Monday, February 27, 2017

Upcoming NSF Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on March 15, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET... Read more

Tagged with: Research Administration, Webinars

by SRA International on Monday, February 27, 2017

MarkVCID brings team science approach to small vessel disease biomarkers in the brain.... Read more

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