Catalyst


SRAI’s monthly electronic newsletter, SRAI Catalyst, features insights from top professionals in research management and administration, informs readers of SRAI’s extensive conference and educational offerings, recognizes members for their achievements and provides a space to network and learn more about the structure, functions and people of SRAI.

Catalyst Contributor: Submit book or article reviews, informative features, professional milestones or assist in authoring one of our already established columns for our monthly newsletter, SRAI Catalyst. Interested? Contact us to discuss article ideas or how you can get involved. Email: catalyst@srainternational.org

by Debra Shaller-Demers on Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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

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by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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

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by SRA International on Tuesday, 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

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by SRA International on Tuesday, 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

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by SRA International on Tuesday, 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

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by SRA International on Tuesday, 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

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