Catalyst


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 Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A majority of academic medical centers (AMCs) have now adopted conflict of interest policies (COI) to address relationships with pharmaceutical and device industries that can increase the risk of bias in patient care, education and research... Read more

by SRA International on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

UK scientists who had vigorously protested against a planned shake-up of the way their country’s research is funded say they’re largely reassured after the government announced amendments to the plans.... Read more

by SRA International on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Since 1990, Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards (referred to here as a grant). The mandate appears in the annual appropriation act that provides authority for NIH to incur obligations for a given Fiscal Year (FY).... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the “Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017,” ( Public Law 114-254 ) signed by President Obama on December 10, 2016. This Act (CR) continues government operations through April 28, 2017 at 99.8099 percent of the FY 2016 enacted level.... Read more

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by seema.dhindaw@nyumc.org 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

Tagged with: Membership

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

Tagged with: Kudos Korner

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

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