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 SRA International on Monday, September 21, 2015

Vice Presidents of Research are increasingly required to play a more strategic role within their institutions as the importance of research as a differentiator becomes even more pronounced. The Society of Research Administrators International in transatlantic partnership with the Association of Research Managers and Administrators and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in the United Kingdom are jointly offering a Vice Presidents of Research International Leadership Program...... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership, Professional Development

by Sarah Marina on Monday, September 21, 2015

As research administrators, we’re all keenly aware that maintaining appropriate documentation is an essential piece of maintaining compliance with laws, regulations, and sponsor terms and conditions. Best practices exist for creating a paper trail for sponsored activities, and Federal and state laws clearly define retention periods. However personal preferences dictate our choices of how much and what kind of documents to save in each proposal’s file.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance

by Annedorte Vad on Monday, September 21, 2015

The International Section of SRA is growing! The membership of SRA International gives you a network of colleagues worldwide and opportunities to learn and grow by exchanging best practice and attending meetings and training throughout the year. So keep an eye on the Catalyst. Here you will find information on future activities, impressions from recent activities, and profiles of International section members who wish to engage globally.... Read more

Tagged with: International Section, Leadership

by Katie Watkins on Monday, September 21, 2015

I have great news this month. SRAI has reached a membership milestone! According to Headquarters, we are at an all-time high with 5100 members. Thanks to all of you for your membership, recruiting efforts, and dedication to the Society. We are experiencing record numbers for Las Vegas. The Early Bird deadline has passed, but you still have time to sign up for the full program, a workshop, or side events like Jersey Boys!... Read more

by SRA International on Monday, August 17, 2015

Pursuing a master degree in any profession can lead toward monetary rewards as you move up the career ladder. Some institutions will not consider an application for employment without an advanced degree. Many institutions of higher education require a master degree if you want to work in a position at the level of director and above. Until recently there were few universities that offered a master degree in research administration. Today there are four institu... Read more

Tagged with: Professional Development

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on Monday, August 17, 2015

Given the constantly changing regulatory landscape, change is something most research administrators face frequently. This month we wanted to learn more about attitudes of research administrators towards change in general and specifically toward changes in rules and regulations that govern sponsored research. We also asked about the kinds of changes research administrators are experiencing or have experienced in their organizations.... Read more

Tagged with: Surveys, The Pulse

by Pamela F. Miller on Monday, August 17, 2015

Management of a research administration organization is not for everyone, but for those who do aspire to take the helm of such a challenging enterprise the managerial/leadership role can be a rewarding experience. Unfortunately, the best route to this type of role is not always clear, especially if you are trying to “move up” in your current organizational structure. This column provides three perspectives on how to successfully navigate this career pathway.... Read more

Tagged with: Professional Development, Stump the Champs

by Debra Shaller-Demers on Monday, August 17, 2015

SRA International members rock! As research 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 Jane Dumsha on her new article.... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner

by Katie Watkins on Monday, August 17, 2015

The Annual Meeting is nearly upon us! This month I'll highlight some meeting events that will provide opportunities for learning, mingling, and networking. This is your chance to observe SRAI's inner workings. It's always a popular and fun opportunity to meet other new members as well as Ambassadors, Board Members, Annual Meeting “veterans,” and SRAI staff. Whether you are a first time member or a veteran, the 2015 SRAI Annual Meeting is sure to be unforgettable. See you all in Las Vegas!... Read more

Tagged with: Professional Development

by Debra Shaller-Demers on Monday, August 17, 2015

SRA International members rock! As research 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 Aurali Dade, et al on publishing a new textbook for research officers.... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner

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