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 Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We continue to celebrate 50 Years of SRA International with four recent posts on the 50th Anniversary Memory Wall. We finished our three-part video series with Bill Schweri, posted a reprint of "What I Expect Of A Research Administrator" from the first issue of the Journal and took a look at what happened in SRA International during the 1970's with a post titled, "The 70’s Weren’t Just About Bell Bottoms, Bobby Mcgee and Bad Hair…"... Read more

Tagged with: 50th Anniversary

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on Tuesday, 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

Tagged with: Research Administration, The Pulse

by SRA International on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Derrick and Nickson suggest that future research on how “research management teams” differ “between universities and other research organizations” should empirically analyze characteristics of successful research management, identify those strategies and structures that are deemed successful, and highlight how they might vary between different types of institutions.... Read more

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by SRA International on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The sprint model puts key members of the team in a room with a Decider and a Facilitator for six hours a day for five days to solve a problem, design a product, or develop a solution.... Read more

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by SRA International on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Community colleges attempting to create a culture for applied research and innovation must integrate applied research in their curriculum.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

by SRA International on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If you took Psychology 101 in college, you probably had to enroll in an experiment to fulfill a course requirement or to get extra credit. Students are the usual subjects in social science research — made to play games, fill out questionnaires, look at pictures and otherwise provide data points for their professors’ investigations into human behavior, cognition and perception.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Professional Development, Research Administration

by SRA International on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels, and may be responsible for producing malformations that can lead to stroke or epilepsy.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NIH

by SRA International on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most severe form of the disease, is growing.... Read more

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by SRA International on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Despite facing protests, the National Institutes of Health promised Wednesday to move ahead with a plan to impose a general limit of three major grants per researcher, persuaded by data linking quantity to declining effectiveness.... Read more

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by SRA International on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion, according to a 2013 survey that asked about past-year drinking.... Read more

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