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Skills Needed for Research Administration ‘Have Changed’

By SRAI News posted 12-07-2022 11:03 AM


Skills Needed for Research Administration ‘Have Changed’

Journalists from Research Professional News joined us at our 2022 SRAI Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. See what they learned about skills needed in the profession and the changing nature of research. The article below was first published on 

SRAI 2022: Research administrators told they must be more flexible and focused on impact. 

Research administrators have been told that the skills they need to do their job have changed in recent years, and that they need to be more flexible and responsive to the wider push to connect research with its societal benefits. 

Speaking at the Society of Research Administrators annual conference in Las Vegas on 2 November, the group’s outgoing president Debra Schaller-Demers said that flexibility, which many research administrators mastered during the pandemic, is the “most important thing” they should retain from that period. 

Click here to read the full article on Research Professional News.  

Authored by Rachel Magee, Research Professional News