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 Domenica Pappas on Monday, October 3, 2016

It’s almost election time. The debates will begin (no, not in this election), the candidates will say bad things about each other (no, not in this election) and there will be promises that won’t be kept (no, not in this election). None of this can happen because we’re still looking for candidates. Wait. What? Did you think I was talking about the US Presidential elections in November? Nope. I’m talking about the upcoming Midwest and Southern Section elections!... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Midwest Section, Southern Section

by SRA International on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This two-day program will provide participants with the opportunity to develop an institution’s research strategy and develop an implementation plan for the growth of its research. The program is based around a case study, supported by comprehensive institutional research performance data, infused with short topic presentations, and facilitated working group feedback. While held in conjunction with the SRA International Annual Meeting, registration is separate.... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting, Leadership, Professional Development

by Debra Schaller-Demers on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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 wish Donna Marano well on her next adventure.... Read more

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by Carson Harrod on Monday, September 26, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires that peer-reviewed publications from investigators who are funded by NIH grants be made publicly available within one year after publication. The NIH has developed mechanisms and provided tools to investigators to verify compliance with the policy. This is the first in a series of articles that will describe the policy and how investigators can maintain compliance.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, NIH, Public Access Policy

by Jason Guilbeault on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The long awaited 2016 Compliance Supplement was released at the beginning of August, 2016, allowing us to finally review and digest the new Part 6 – Internal Controls section. As many of you know, the Uniform Guidance has a large focus on internal controls, and the new Audit Requirement in Subpart F applies to fiscal years that started December 26, 2014 or later, so many of us are only recently seeing the effects of the internal controls standards on our Single Audits.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Uniform Guidance

by SRA International on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This workshop walks administrators through the entire life-cycle including PCORI’s legislation, current funding opportunities, application process, how to navigate the PCORI online system, how to include patients and stakeholders as part of the research team, allowable and unallowable costs, post-award requirements, and award closeout. With over $1.25 billion to fund in the next three years, this session helps administrators submit and manage responsive applications.... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting, Funding Opportunities, PCORI, Professional Development

by SRA International on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) is pleased to provide a one-time-only opportunity for FREE registration for WS3: The Journal Learning Lab: Stepping Stones to Becoming a Peer-Reviewed Journal Author at the 2016 SRAI Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM!... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting

by Doshie Walker on Monday, September 19, 2016

My name is Doshie Walker and I am a student at the University of Phoenix working on a Doctorate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. I am conducting a research study entitled Research Administrators Perception of Incivility and the Relationship to Employee Engagement. The purpose of the research study is to investigate workplace incivility and employee engagement among research administrators at research-related organizations and universities located in the United States.... Read more

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by Ed Black on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Greetings fellow SRA Members! The annual meeting is right around the corner (October 22nd – 26th). If you haven’t registered yet, please do this soon as time is running out! As a matter of some final plans and considerations for this meeting:... Read more

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by SRA International on Monday, September 12, 2016

Pre-Registration Ends October 5! Register Today! Already developed your schedule for San Antonio? See below for some highlights and tips from the 2016 Annual Meeting co-chairs. For the full Education Program please explore the 2016 Annual Meeting page. Do not miss to check this year’s certificates offered in their entirety.... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting, Professional Development