Catalyst


SRAI’s monthly electronic newsletter, SRAI Catalyst, features insights from top professionals in research management and administration, informs readers of SRAI’s extensive conference and educational offerings, recognizes members for their achievements and provides a space to network and learn more about the structure, functions and people of SRAI.

Catalyst Contributor: Submit book or article reviews, informative features, professional milestones or assist in authoring one of our already established columns for our monthly newsletter, SRAI Catalyst. Interested? Contact us to discuss article ideas or how you can get involved. Email: catalyst@srainternational.org

by jason.claes@cchmc.org on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

It has become apparent to me within the last several years of my career that as a research administrator I have been so focused on the paperwork that I have missed the true mission of my responsibilities until this past winter.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Volunteer

by Debra Shaller-Demers on Thursday, July 27, 2017

SRA International members rock! As research management and administration professionals, they never stop improving, learning, achieving, or earning new heights of success.... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner, Leadership, Membership

by Domenica Pappas on Thursday, July 27, 2017

When I think of the word “Ambassador,” I tend to think of Benjamin Franklin, who was one of the most famous Ambassadors of the US and was the first States Ambassador to France.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Volunteer

by gak8d@virginia.edu on Thursday, July 27, 2017

The 22nd annual meeting of the Virginia Chapter of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI-VA) was held on Friday, June 9th, 2017.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Networking, Virginia Chapter

by rclaycam@mail.nih.gov on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Research integrity is core to advancing knowledge, because without shared values of honesty, accuracy, and objectivity, the results of research cannot and will not be trusted.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Networking, Research Administration

by tlinker@highpoint.edu on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Anniversaries are a time of celebration, as we reflect upon the past and look forward in anticipation.... Read more

Tagged with: 50th Anniversary, Membership

by elizabeth.minda@uwo.ca on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Our research office at Western University comprises many valuable and varied levels of service and support to our research community.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

by chelsea.penumarthy@duke.edu on Thursday, July 27, 2017

As the field of Research Administration continues to expand and develop, and sponsored funding becomes more competitive, research institutions have recognized the need for streamlined processes, business continuity, and cost effective grant management that does not sacrifice customer service.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

by Philip Cola on Thursday, July 27, 2017

It has been our collective experience that aligning Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Conflict of Interest (COI) processes can be challenging.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Research Administration

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on Thursday, July 27, 2017

While we are all research administrators, what specific roles we take on, and who is responsible for given tasks, varies across institutions. For this issue of the Pulse we wanted to learn more about whether our colleagues’ institutions have defined roles and responsibilities for individuals working in pre- and post-award research administration and how such definitions were created.... Read more

Tagged with: The Pulse

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