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Note from the Editor | Its Gonna be May

By SRAI News posted 05-09-2024 08:52 AM


Note from the Editor | "It’s Gonna be May"

To start with a pun popularized from boy band *NSYNC, this issue…”it’s gonna be May.” Jokes aside, it really is our May issue, and we have some excellent articles that I’m happy to share with you. 

This month’s spotlight, the second exploring Hot Topics in Research Law, was written in part by Gemini, the current Google AI, along with SRAI members David King and Michael Slocum. We asked our copy editors to refrain from editing the AI’s text which I think is worth keeping in mind as you read.

Don’t miss the second part of Managing Portfolios from Different Ends of the Spectrum, in which we get a chance to work through a few sample underfunded PI scenarios. We also get to go for another ride with Betty Morgan through her research administration “Game of Life.” 

Treat yourself to reading Schooled by Pre-Schoolers where Carol Volker shares that, “…we are not there to put up road blocks, we are there to help everyone be safe and successful.” As a research administrator and mom to an 18-month old, I appreciate the reminder that we are working towards a common goal, not just rules for the sake of rules.

Terry Campbell kicks of a new series with SRAI in Your Country: Up Close in Personal, starting with Bonny Tusiime, a Grants and Contracts Officer at Makerere University. Stay tuned for future articles highlighting additional geographic regions around the world. 

As always, thanks for reading, and we would love to hear from you! Tell us about your favorite article, or if there’s a topic you’d like to read about in an upcoming issue. You can reach us through SRAI’s Connect or by sending an email to  Or consider becoming an author and submitting an article for the Catalyst today! For now though…”bye bye bye.” 

Authored by Karen Bone, Senior Award Administrator
Florida Atlantic University
SRAI Catalyst Co-editor