Catalyst: The Pulse

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

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by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on November 30, 2017

For this issue of the Pulse we wanted to learn more about whether institutions implement regular public recognition of investigators who receive sponsored awards, and if so, how such recognition is carried out.... Read more

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by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on October 25, 2017

This month we asked our fellow research administrators whether they feel a sense of belonging to the research administration community at their institutions, as well as to the broader research administration community.... Read more

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by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on September 21, 2017

Conceptualized as the sister column to The Pulse, Background Noise is a new column devoted to less thoroughly investigated ideas of interest to the research administration community.... Read more

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by Pamela F. Miller on August 31, 2017

Email is an essential tool for research administrators, but our email habits can have negative effects on our work. Which email behaviors do we see as “sinful” and do we engage in those particular behaviors ourselves?... Read more

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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

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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

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by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on May 30, 2017

In July 2016, we asked our fellow research administrators opinions of how important spatial proximity, face time and personal relationships with investigators are for pre- and post-award management.... Read more

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by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on February 28, 2017

This month we wanted to learn more about the management and administration of financial conflict of interest (FCOI) at our colleagues’ institutions. We will continue to periodically check the “pulse” of research administration community on various topics. Look for the future columns in the SRA Catalyst throughout 2017.... Read more

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by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on November 29, 2016

This month we wanted to learn more about research administrators’ sense of belonging to the research administration community, both within and outside of their institution. We also wanted to learn more about what makes up the larger research administration community. We will continue to periodically check the "pulse" of research administration community on various topics. Look for the next column in the SRA Catalyst in 2017.... Read more

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