View from the Top | Time Keeps Moving

By SRAI News posted 20 days ago


View from the Top | Time Keeps Moving

It’s February already! Time does not stand still regardless of what’s happening around us. We are preparing for our 2021 Winter Board Meeting which will take place virtually on February 19 and 20.

We will be discussing updates from our major committees: Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC), Membership, Communications, Governance, Section/Chapter Leadership, and the newly convened Divisions and Strategic Planning Committees. We will also hear updates from the SRAI Engagement and Diversity Task Force.

If you are interested in attending, contact: for registration details.

Have you ever considered running for office? We are currently in the middle of Section and Chapter elections and that means that the SRAI National election season will be coming up soon enough. This cycle we will be seeking candidates for President Elect, Treasurer, and At-Large Board Members. If you think you would like to get involved on this level, feel free to reach out to me or to Kim Carter, Immediate Past President who serves as the Nomination Committee Chair, with any questions. Remember, this is YOUR organization, and it takes the efforts of all of us to make it run well.

SRAI Awards season has opened. This is your opportunity to recognize the long-term exemplary contributions your peers have made to the research administration profession and the Society. Self-nominations are also accepted. See details here. The deadline to apply/submit is May 14. Don’t wait for the last minute – get those nominations in now. Winners will be recognized at the 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

I want to remind you about some upcoming and exciting initiatives:

There’s so much happening each month – don’t miss an opportunity to share, learn, engage, and grow.

Hope to see you at one (or more) of our 2021 events! Always looking to continue the conversation…


Authored by Debra Schaller-Demers, Senior Director, Research Outreach and Compliance
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
SRAI President