Catalyst by Month: June 2017

by seema.dhindaw@nyumc.org on June 27, 2017

It is my pleasure to welcome aboard Katie in her new role. Katie is not a stranger to SRAI and brings with her many years of experience as a volunteer editor, former Board Member and former Membership Committee Chair.... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership, Membership

by Gloria W. Greene on June 27, 2017

The SRAI Ambassador is a professional that attends SRAI chapter, section and annual meetings, and acts as a representative for their institution and SRAI.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Volunteer

by Debra Shaller-Demers on June 27, 2017

SRA International is a professional networking community of learners. One way to gain knowledge and expertise is to share our stories of successful achievements with our peers and colleagues. Often research managers/administrators are cast in the role of promoting, supporting and applauding others.... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner, Membership

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

Registration to attend the SRA International Summer Board Meeting via conference call or onsite (at own expense) is now open. You must be a Full Member of SRA International to attend.... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership, Membership

by cjdiaz@ucdavis.edu on June 27, 2017

Northern California’s 1st Chapter Conference was held on June 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the University of California, Davis campus in the Sponsored Programs Office. The theme was on “Current Events in Research Administration.”... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Northern California Chapter

by Devin Kreuger on June 27, 2017

Last month, SRAI members from over fifteen countries (including numerous Canadians) converged on Reykjavik, Iceland for the 2nd Canadian-International Section Meeting.... Read more

Tagged with: Canadian Section, International Section, Membership

by karen.bone@ttu.edu on June 27, 2017

At Texas Tech University, our pre-award and post-award functions are split between two offices – Office of Research Services (ORS) and Accounting Services (AS). ORS handles proposal submission, contract and subaward negotiation, and award entry for processing by AS. AS handles most of the life of the award from this point until closeout.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

by Philip Cola on June 27, 2017

For a couple of years it had been discussed, among SRAI leadership, to have a specific hospital based research-intensive training session for its membership.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

by rlinares@ucsd.edu on June 27, 2017

Recently, distinguished professor and bioethicist Jon Merz gave a talk on legal privilege in the context of consent (or lack thereof) in emergency medicine and human research.... Read more

by Elliott Kulakowski on June 27, 2017

SRA International congratulates its sister society, the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) on its 15th Anniversary.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Professional Development, Research Administration

by Debra Shaller-Demers on June 27, 2017

The Research Integrity Management Intensive (RIMI) is a two-day training program at which participants from all facets of research administration (Pre-, Post- , Compliance, Technology Development, Research Misconduct, RCR, etc.) learn and discuss ways in which research managers/administrators can be an integral part of creating a culture of integrity, which can then successfully support the responsible conduct of research.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

The African Region bears a high burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases and therefore faces challenges in sustainably achieving its health target goals. The prospects of progress towards the health target goals of the African Region can only be achieved if research is aligned to health priorities of the region... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on June 27, 2017

We wondered how research administrators communicate funding opportunities to researchers in their institutions. In this issue of The Pulse we share what we learned from our colleagues’ responses to a five-question survey on the topic.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Surveys, The Pulse

by cindys00@uw.edu on June 27, 2017

Join us in beautiful Puyallup, WA for the SRA International Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting on July 21. Our program is for basic to intermediate individuals in all aspects of research administration... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Networking, Pacific Northwest Chapter

by tony.onofrietti@hsc.utah.edu on June 27, 2017

The Western and Northeast Section Officers, we invite all SRAI members to the upcoming Northeast/Western Section Meeting in Boston March 18-21, 2018.... Read more

Tagged with: Networking, Northeast Section, Western Section

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

Flooding is not only the most common natural disaster -- it's the natural disaster that kills the greatest number of people. As the threat of floods increases worldwide, scientists have been gathering valuable information on vulnerability to floods in counties throughout the U.S.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals from media professionals to visit Greenland and report on scientific research in the Arctic supported by NSF's Office of Polar Programs.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

Parkinson’s disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impair function. A newly developed research tool may help predict a patient’s risk for developing dementia and could enable clinical trials aimed at finding treatments to prevent the cognitive effects of the disease.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

An international team of researchers, including those from Princeton University, reported that a certain species of bees, called halictid bees, have more sensorial machinery compared with related solitary species. The difference is measured by the density of tiny, hollow sensory hairs called sensilla on their antennae.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

This revised Notice replaces NOT-OD-17-027 to inform the research community that NIH is extending the effective date of the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research to January 25, 2018. The policy will apply to all competing grant applications for due dates on or after January 25, 2018. For R&D contracts, the policy will apply to all solicitations issued on or after this effective date.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH, Research Administration

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) have demonstrated that a drug originally targeted unsuccessfully to treat cancer may have new life as a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

Facing protests from senior scientists, including members of its own advisory board, the National Institutes of Health on Thursday abandoned a plan to help younger researchers by imposing a general three-grant limit.... Read more

Tagged with: Grants, NIH

by SRA International on June 27, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is dropping a controversial, 1-month-old plan to cap the amount of support an individual scientist can receive in order to spread funds to more investigators. Instead, the agency will eventually devote $1 billion a year—about 3% of its $34 billion budget—specifically to funding proposals from early- and midcareer investigators.... Read more

Tagged with: Grants, NIH

by SRA International on June 22, 2017

You are cordially invited to participate in the inaugural Society for Research Administrators International (SRAI) Big Ideas Project: the development and implementation of a Global Research Toolkit.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

The Ohio Chapter held its Annual Meeting on June 5th. More than 45 new & seasoned research administrators from across the state came together for a day of motivating sessions & a thought-provoking keynote on Research Management: Understanding & Supporting the Physician Scientist Workforce by Dr. Phil Cola.... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Membership, Ohio Chapter