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.

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by SRA International on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) have demonstrated that a drug originally targeted unsuccessfully to treat cancer may have new life as a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Facing protests from senior scientists, including members of its own advisory board, the National Institutes of Health on Thursday abandoned a plan to help younger researchers by imposing a general three-grant limit.... Read more

Tagged with: Grants, NIH

by SRA International on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is dropping a controversial, 1-month-old plan to cap the amount of support an individual scientist can receive in order to spread funds to more investigators. Instead, the agency will eventually devote $1 billion a year—about 3% of its $34 billion budget—specifically to funding proposals from early- and midcareer investigators.... Read more

Tagged with: Grants, NIH

by SRA International on Thursday, June 22, 2017

You are cordially invited to participate in the inaugural Society for Research Administrators International (SRAI) Big Ideas Project: the development and implementation of a Global Research Toolkit.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

by on Monday, June 12, 2017

The Ohio Chapter held its Annual Meeting on June 5th. More than 45 new & seasoned research administrators from across the state came together for a day of motivating sessions & a thought-provoking keynote on Research Management: Understanding & Supporting the Physician Scientist Workforce by Dr. Phil Cola.... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Membership, Ohio Chapter

by John Westensee on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SRA International needs strong, dynamic, dedicated and creative leadership. Being part of SRA International leadership provides an opportunity to advance the profession of research administration, make critical decisions about SRA International's future and contribute to the organization that contributes to your professional development.... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Membership

by SRA International on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

h over 150 concurrent sessions and 24 pre-conference workshops, the 2017 Annual Meeting Program is available online with full course descriptions and speaker information.... Read more

Tagged with: 2017 Annual Meeting

by on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We are excited to be starting the meeting planning for the NE/WE section meeting at the historic and elegant Omni Parker House in downtown Boston March 18-21, 2018.... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Western Section

by Catherine Church on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Please join us for the 22nd Annual Meeting for the Virginia Chapter of the Society of Research Administrators International to be held at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, just 45 minutes away from Virginia Beach!... Read more

Tagged with: Networking, Virginia Chapter

by Gina Hedberg on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mark your calendar for July 21, 2017 and make plans to join colleagues for the 2017 Alabama / Mississippi Chapter meeting of SRA International.... Read more

Tagged with: Alabama-Mississippi Chapter, Networking