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 Tonya Edvalson on Friday, April 28, 2017

From the workshops and our keynote speaker to the luau opening reception and the concurrent sessions, the landscape, the hotel grounds, and everything in between, what can we say? Hawaii was paradise and everything we hoped it would be!... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Western Section

by SRA International on Friday, April 28, 2017

Now is the time to recognize big ideas, long-term or exemplary contributions to the research administration profession and the good people you know. Put your deserving colleagues on the red carpet and applaud their good work when they are recognized during the 2017 SRA International Annual Meeting Awards Breakfast.... Read more

Tagged with: 2017 Annual Meeting, Membership

by Debra Shaller-Demers on Friday, April 28, 2017

Presenters Mark Hochman from Tasmania and Debra Schaller-Demers from NYC might appear to be an unlikely duo. They met in 2012 when both were asked to serve as co-chairs for the annual meeting that year in Orlando, Florida.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Professional Development

by Domenica Pappas on Friday, April 28, 2017

I am pleased to announce the results of the Midwest Section elections. Ms. Tabatha Lemke, Manager, Grants, Enterprise Office of Grant Development & Administration, Sanford Health ( ) has been elected President-Elect.... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Membership, Midwest Section

by SRA International on Friday, April 28, 2017

Watch the first video in a three-part series with Bill Schweri, former Director of Federal Relations at the University of Kentucky, now retired. Bill discusses the "internationalization" of SRA. Also, checkout the photo album from the 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.... Read more

Tagged with: 50th Anniversary, Membership

by Catherine Spooner on Friday, April 28, 2017

A range of collaborative models is increasingly used in the research field because of the benefits collaboration can provide (Bozeman & Boardman, 2003; Jones, Wuchty, & Uzzi, 2008; van Rijnsoever & Hessels, 2011; Wuchty, Jones, & Uzzi, 2007).... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by SRA International on Friday, April 28, 2017

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at SRA International’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, three talented individuals took the stage to present their Symposium Papers. Symposium Papers are written to advance and enrich the body of knowledge of research administration and management as an art and science.... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting, Membership

by SRA International on Friday, April 28, 2017

Technology transfer/commercialization offices routinely support the development of commercialization strategies for grant applications such as those funded by the NSERC “Idea To Innovation” (I2I) competition in Canada.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by on Friday, April 28, 2017

Modern university research projects, even though they are still primarily leadership driven by individual Principal Investigator (PI)/Program Director (PD)-equivalent faculty members, must today utilize and rely on a series of institutional infrastructure systems for their facilities, instrumentation, travel, contracting, labor, and administrative needs to function effectively.... Read more

Tagged with: Research Administration

by SRA International on Friday, April 28, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has long been a treasure of undetermined worth. The largest funder of life science research in the world, the NIH spends about $30 billion annually on academic research.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH