Catalyst by Month: July 2017

by Debra Schaller-Demers on 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

As research administrators, we frequently work with PIs and research teams to find creative and strategic solutions to help them carry out their research.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Networking, Professional Development

by SRA International on July 27, 2017

The Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) offers 12 Certificates in the field of research administration, which includes research settings in hospitals, universities, nonprofits, and commercial institutions.... Read more

Tagged with: 2017 Annual Meeting, Membership

by SRA International on July 27, 2017

Did you know that an inuksuk is a human-made stone landmark or cairn used by the Inuit, Iñupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America? These structures are found from Alaska to Greenland.... Read more

Tagged with: 2017 Annual Meeting

by SRA International on July 27, 2017

Prenatal exposure to even low doses of alcohol may lead to severe and highly variable deficits in the brain of a fetus, according to a new study conducted in mice.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on July 27, 2017

Surrounding New Zealand is a mass of Earth's crust about half the size of Australia, the continent Zealandia.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on July 27, 2017

Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1).... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on July 27, 2017

Two experimental vaccines can restrict Zika virus transmission from pregnant mice to their fetuses and can prevent Zika virus-induced placental damage and fetal demise, according to new findings published July 13 in Cell.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on July 27, 2017

At the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has produced a report, "The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities."... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on July 27, 2017

Scientific fraud is a red herring, diverting attention from widespread research misconduct that is having a more damaging effect on science, say experts in research integrity.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Research Administration