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 Catherine Church on Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Virginia Chapter of SRA International is currently seeking presenters to speak at the 2017 Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting in Newport News, VA.... Read more

Tagged with: Professional Development, Virginia Chapter

by SRA International on Friday, February 3, 2017

Ethical review boards must focus on clinical promise as well as safety to hold the first tests of drugs in humans to a higher standard, say Jonathan Kimmelman and Carole Federico.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Human Subjects

by SRA International on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Work in government was something Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant biology at the University of Maine at Orono, thought would happen later in her career — after she got tenure and built a large body of research.... Read more

by on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Delaware Valley Chapter members - Look for email announcements for our monthly conference call for the 3rd Monday of the month.... Read more

Tagged with: Delaware Valley Chapter, Northeast Section

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

Tagged with: NIH

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

Tagged with: Membership

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

Tagged with: Kudos Korner