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Continue the Conversation with Your Peers Online through SRAI’s NEW Collaboration Hubs!

By SRAI News posted 10-16-2020 11:41 AM


Continue the Conversation with Your Peers Online through SRAI’s NEW Collaboration Hubs!

SRAI is excited to announce a new space for SRAI members to participate in in-depth discussions, receive feedback, and find resources from top professionals in the field.

On SRAI Connect, our Collaboration Hub is a community for SRAI members to pose questions, follow trending conversations, and search for resources – all tailored to a specific research administration area. More than a listserv or open forum, each community hub is moderated by designated experienced leaders who are available to provide insights into discussions.

We have five exciting communities for you to join, ranging from a variety of Research Administration topics.

Explore which topics resonate the most with your field and sign up to converse with you peers today!

Management and Operations
The focus of this hub is on overarching structure and policies that create a holistic, operational system supporting the practice of research administration. Topics include developing and implementing policy, planning and ensuring efficient operational services, managing resources including staffing and budgets, interacting with external constituents and stakeholders, and other functions required to manage the complex, international research environment. 

Kathryn Watkins, Principal, K Watkins Research Admin Services LLC

Tonia Cable, Manager, Grants and Contracts, Atrium Health

Research Contracting, Law and Risk Management
This hub focuses on legal and regulatory issues that scientists, research administrators and attorneys may face in contract negotiation and award administration. As there are many legal issues in research, examples of the issues addressed are: intellectual property and technology transfer, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, data use, protection and privacy, cybersecurity, import/export licensing, and foreign influence of US research.

Leslie Levine, Director, H&SS, Office of Research, Carnegie Mellon University

Sandra Nordahl, Director, Sponsored Research, San Diego State University

Compensation and Effort
Compensation for personnel for most sponsored projects is the majority of the budget. It is critical for compensation to be budgeted accurately, tracked throughout the life of the sponsored project, and reported consistently across all personnel categories. This should be done while maintaining internal controls as outlined in federal regulations. This forum is provided as a space to discuss the challenges of managing compensation for sponsored activities.

Leslie Pagilagan, Manager, Huron Consulting Group

Kathy Kramer, Manager, Huron Consulting Group

Victoria Sowemimo, Associate, Huron Consulting Group

Clinical and Translational Research
This hub covers all clinical and translational research topics relating to the conduct, management, regulatory oversight, and workforce training in the settings of academic and non-profit organizations, commercial industry, healthcare systems and hospitals.

Phil Cola, Associate Professor, Management, Case Western University

Vicki McHugh, Director, Research Operations, Gundersen Medical Foundation

Research Analytics & Business Intelligence 
The focus of this online community is to connect those providing research analytics and business intelligence about the University's research enterprise; to share how we find the trends and current conditions of research activity as well as the stories and strategies hidden within the data that are produced by research administrators and our sponsored projects. The goal is to provide meaningful analysis, and identify common practices in data analysis for research administration to tell the story and move the business forward in sustainable ways.

Terri M. Hall, Director, Research 
Business Intelligence, University of Notre Dame

Baron G. Wolf, Assistance Vice President, Research Strategy & Data Analytics, University of Kentucky

Jamie Szabo, Director of Research Analytics, University of Missouri

Floris van der Leest, Senior Systems Analyst, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

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