Catalyst: Partner Societies

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 Debra Shaller-Demers on September 10, 2016

Hey mates! I have just returned from a wonderful conference in Melbourne, Australia. I am extremely grateful to SRAI for granting me a travel fellowship to help subsidize this trip which allowed me to participate as the only US speaker for a half-day workshop entitled, “Research Integrity Forum 2016: Promoting Responsible Research: What is research integrity and how do we do it?"... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership, Partner Societies

by Elliott Kulakowski on August 21, 2016

At the 2016 Annual ARMA meeting, that was held earlier this month in Birmingham, England, the 9-month Vice Presidents (Directors) for Research International Leadership Program co-sponsored by SRA International, ARMA and the Leadership Foundation of Higher Education concluded. This program began at the SRA International Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and concluded at the ARMA annual meeting.... Read more

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by Elliott Kulakowski on December 21, 2015

On November 18, 2015, CRDF Global celebrated its 20th anniversary with its 20th Annual Awards Gala event at The Decatur House in Washington, DC. It was an exciting event spotlighting CRDF Global’s critical work in international science engagement. CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes cross-borders collaboration through grants, technical resources, training and services.... Read more

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by Margo Gross on December 21, 2015

In November a great membership recruitment opportunity presented itself when Duke University held their annual Symposium for Research Administrators which was attended by approximately 450 research administrators. Many of the speakers at this symposium came from North Carolina or from out-of-state universities, foundations, and agencies. The North Carolina Chapter Treasurer, Pamela Montgomery, who is employed at Duke University, was as..... Read more

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by Debra Shaller-Demers on December 21, 2015

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. In keeping with that sentiment, please join with us as we congratulate Rene Hearns and Belinda Vandersluis on their new positions at new institutions!... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner, Partner Societies

by John Westensee on November 16, 2015

The Annual Meeting in Las Vegas was a resounding success. This meeting had the highest attendance ever. I will not dwell on the meeting itself. As we prepare for our 50th anniversary, I would like to give you an idea of what is going on behind the scenes during the annual meeting, where we constantly are looking at ways to develop and grow our Society in order to deliver the best possible training and educational content to our members.... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership, Partner Societies

by Katie Watkins on June 15, 2015

I was fortunate to attend the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) 2015 Annual Conference, held earlier this month in Brighton, England. ARMA is a sister society to SRAI, and is the United Kingdom’s professional organization for research managers and administrators. I attended as a SRAI/INORMS Delegate and represented our Society in my capacity as Membership Chair.... Read more

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by Debra Shaller-Demers on October 20, 2014

First impressions mean a lot – often they frame what we think about someone or something for a long time to come. In this column, we generally share members’ “first impressions” and hopefully those firsts turn into “lasting memories” that keep us coming back to SRA International year after year. In this month’s column, Simon Kerridge shares his first impression of SRA International from his UK perspective as Chair of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA).... Read more

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by Debra Shaller-Demers on August 18, 2014

First impressions mean a lot – often they frame what we think about someone or something for a long time to come. In this column, we generally share members’ “first impressions” and hopefully those firsts turn into “lasting memories” that keep us coming back to SRA International year after year. In this month’s column, David Mineo shares his first impression of EARMA (sister organization to SRAI) as both an attendee and a presenter in his “Letter home from EARMA in Tallinn, Estonia.”... Read more

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