Catalyst by Month: December 2017

by seema.dhindaw@nyumc.org on December 21, 2017

As we prepare for the end of the 2017, we would like to wish everyone a joyful and restful holiday season and new year.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by John Westensee on December 21, 2017

December is here with Christmas and New Year coming up. This is a good time to look into the crystal ball and have a look at what SRA International has in store for its members.... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership, Membership

by rhearns1@gmail.com on December 21, 2017

Fiscal year 2017 was a year of many changes for our Society and I want to bring to your attention the change in the election process.... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Membership

by Tonya Edvalson on December 21, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, I am in complete awe of what the SRAI Membership Committee has done this year.... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership, Membership

by Debra Schaller-Demers on December 21, 2017

During her almost 40 years of experience in research administration, Patricia (Pat) Buennemeyer has been a member and devoted supporter of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI).... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner, Membership

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

Do you remember not long ago, SRAI was in Vancouver, Canada to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Society at the 2017 Annual Meeting? We have the proof here.... Read more

Tagged with: 2017 Annual Meeting

by Tonya Edvalson on December 21, 2017

It’s that time of the year when we are looking for you, the members who have wanted to run for office, but haven’t taken the plunge (yet).... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Membership, Western Section

by John Westensee on December 21, 2017

At the INORMS congress in Edinburgh, Scotland in June 2018, each sister society can suggest one candidate for the INORMS Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership 2018.... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership, Research Administration

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

Marie F. Smith, 70, of Verbank, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Wingate at Dutchess.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

SRAI is embarking on an exciting new initiative which will ensure we remain at the forefront of the research administration profession as the premier international resource for excellence.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Volunteer

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

Concern over the impact federal regulations have on the internal affairs of higher education institutions remains a critical issue in higher education.... Read more

Tagged with: Research Administration

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

External or extramural funding is essential to conducting much academic research and, in many departments with graduate programs, to providing financial support and research experience for graduate students.... Read more

Tagged with: Research Administration

by Tonya Edvalson on December 21, 2017

I come to SRAI with a bit of a different perspective sometimes it seems. I work as a regulatory coordinator.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on December 21, 2017

Service evaluations help users communicate their needs, and provide research administration offices with data about where they are meeting their goals, and where there are areas for improvement. We surveyed offices of research administration in order to find the current “pulse” of how they are evaluating their services.... Read more

Tagged with: The Pulse

by rebecca.rinehart@uni.edu on December 21, 2017

This is the first in a series of articles on literary works that intersect with our professional interests in research, research administration, and university life.... Read more

Tagged with: Learn Succeed Lead, Membership

by Gregory Simpson on December 21, 2017

Teamwork, team building, teaming, collaboration, cooperation, leading with teams: these keywords, and similar words or phrases, are seen often in organizational administrative literature and often discussed in research administration and leadership trainings, and explicitly or implicitly defined or referenced in strategic plans or planning activities.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Professional Development, Research Administration

by reporter@grant-winners.com on December 21, 2017

Exceptionally talented researchers of any nationality and at any stage of their careers should be aware of the European Research Council grants awarded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission.... Read more

Tagged with: Funding Opportunities, Membership, Research Administration

by Marjorie Piechowski on December 21, 2017

In the last ten years, many academic and research-focused institutions have established research development functions as a result of increased competitiveness in the grant world and institutional awareness of the need to be proactive and strategic in seeking grant support.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Professional Development

by rhearns1@gmail.com on December 21, 2017

The Midwest/Southern Section meeting planners are looking for someone willing to provide a Research Ethics and/or Compliance half-day workshop.... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Networking, Southern Section

by morinci@jhmi.edu on December 21, 2017

As you are reading this article, the holidays are upon us, and we hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday season to celebrate with family and friends.... Read more

Tagged with: Networking, Northeast Section, Western Section

by kbone@fau.edu on December 21, 2017

If you are looking to check a few items off your to-do list, why not go ahead and take care of your conference registration and hotel reservations for the 2018 Midwest/Southern Section Meeting?... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Networking, Southern Section

by Hamish.macandrew@arma.ac.uk on December 21, 2017

Thank you to all of you who have suggested speakers for INORMS. The Committee has now agreed the first tranche of keynote and plenary speakers and we’ll be writing to them in the next few days.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Networking, Professional Development

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide has been issued.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

The Policy Office in the Division of Institution & Award Support at the National Science Foundation is pleased to release a set of FAQs on the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Template.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people need a lot more sleep — and others less — than most.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

As wildfires continue to rage in California, a future with fewer forests is very real, according to findings from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that James S. Ulvestad will serve as the agency's first Chief Officer for Research Facilities (CORF), a position created in recognition of the critical role research infrastructure plays in science and engineering.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

A 60-year-old mystery about the source of energetic, potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts has been solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by students.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet locks away enough water to raise sea level an estimated 53 meters (174 feet), more than any other ice sheet on the planet.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

Combining a 16-week initial course of the medication omalizumab with oral immunotherapy (OIT) greatly improves the efficacy of OIT for children with allergies to multiple foods, new clinical trial findings show.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on December 21, 2017

A new clinical trials consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health is expected to accelerate and expand studies for therapies in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH