Catalyst by Month: October 2016

by Silke Blohm on October 25, 2016

For years research has seen a large increase in international collaboration measured by international co-authorship, citation rates and joint patent applications. A whole sector has worked on establishing worldwide standards of best practice and mechanisms to exchange data, materials, results and not at last bright students, post-docs and academics all facilitated by us research managers around the planet.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Funding Opportunities, Partner Societies

by Carson Harrod on October 25, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy (see ) requires that peer-reviewed publications originating from NIH-funded research be made publicly available. The first article of this series introduced the NIH Public Access Policy. This article will explain the different methods of submitting manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC), the NIH-designated public repository for journal articles.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH, Public Access Policy

by SRA International on October 25, 2016

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.... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner

by Tonya Edvalson on October 24, 2016

Can you believe it’s less than 170 days away from the Western/Northeast Section Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii? April 2-5, 2017 will be here before we all know it and we are anxiously preparing for a great meeting. We have been amazed at the participation of our volunteers and the momentum we have going for this meeting. SRAI Headquarters is keeping us organized and on our timeline. We have a lot to update you on, so – hang on and enjoy the “wave.”... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Professional Development, Western Section

by Gloria W. Greene on October 24, 2016

We are very excited to announce that our Keynote Speaker is Erin Koshut, Director of Cummings Research Park (CRP) in Huntsville, Alabama. As Director, Erin is leading a comprehensive master planning effort to ensure another 50 successful years for CRP. CRP is the second largest research park in the U.S. and the fourth largest in the world!... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Professional Development, Southern Section

by Lisa Walker on October 24, 2016

Please save this important date, and plan to join your research administration colleagues and friends from the Old North State. Next spring, the North Carolina Chapter will be hosting their annual chapter meeting at the Benson University Center on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. You will have the opportunity to participate in a day of concurrent sessions that focus on timely topics presented by knowledgeable professionals in research administration.... Read more

Tagged with: North Carolina Chapter, Professional Development

by Devin Kreuger on October 20, 2016

‘Bonjour!’ from the Great White North, eh! This summer the Canadian Section said a heartfelt goodbye to our long-standing Secretary/Treasurer, Joanne Lauzon, as she is gearing up to retire from her position of Assistant Director, Research Collaborations from the University of Ottawa.... Read more

Tagged with: Canadian Section

by Domenica Pappas on October 3, 2016

It’s almost election time. The debates will begin (no, not in this election), the candidates will say bad things about each other (no, not in this election) and there will be promises that won’t be kept (no, not in this election). None of this can happen because we’re still looking for candidates. Wait. What? Did you think I was talking about the US Presidential elections in November? Nope. I’m talking about the upcoming Midwest and Southern Section elections!... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Midwest Section, Southern Section