Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks

Join us on your afternoon break for a casual conversation with peers to discuss and explore different topics from research administration. Coffee Talks are free for SRAI Full Members.  

  • Coffee Talks are a series of a one-hour virtual discussions.
  • Participants can earn a CEU (1 contact hour of education).
  • Subjects can range from hot topics in research administration to soft skills for the workplace.
SRAI's membership has a diverse roster of folks with many interesting perspectives and backgrounds. 

Let's get together and chat!

For questions, contact Debbie Appler.



Upcoming Coffee Talks

Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace and Beyond
February 8 | 2:00 pm ET

Have you ever experienced microaggressions or faced unconscious bias? This coffee talk seeks to identify, from personal experiences, instances of microaggressions and biases, both conscious and unconsious. Come join us to discuss personal experiences and lessons learned.

Content Level: Basic

Discussion Leaders:

Marcos Garza photoMarcos Garza
Director of Medical Finance
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami

Marchon Jackson photoMarchon Jackson
Assistant Vice President, Sponsored Programs Accounting & Compliance
Division of Research
University of Maryland College Park

Karen Mitchell photoKaren D. Mitchell, MBA
Assistant Vice President
Temple University


Beverly Morehouse photoBeverly Morehouse, MBA
Senior Sponsored Programs Specialist
Stephen F. Austin University

Moderator: Robert McTear, Director of Research Administration for Radiation Oncology, New York University School of Medicine
Click here to pre-register by February 7.

Registration is free for SRAI Full Members. You need to register to receive the login information. 

Not an SRAI Member? Review benefits and become a member


Submit questions for the panel in advance to Debbie Appler at srawebinars@srainternational.org.

Data Management Sharing - Getting to the Finish Line
March 8 | 1:30 pm ET

Planning for how scientific data will be managed and ultimately shared is a crucial first step in optimizing the reach of data generated from NIH-funded research. Investigators and institutions are encouraged to consider these crucial elements early in research planning. This coffee talk will review the various steps you must take to ensure compliance.

Content Level: All Levels


Discussion Leaders:

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Andrea Deaton, CRA, MHR
Consulting Specialist
Attain Partners, LLC

Anthony Dellureficio Photo
Anthony Dellureficio
Associate Librarian Data Management Services
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Library

Gina Hedberg Photo

Gina Hedberg
Executive Director
Office of Sponsored Projects Administration
University of South Alabama


Moderator: Gloria Greene, CRA, Assistant Vice President, Contracts & Grants, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Click here to pre-register by March 7.

Registration is free for SRAI Full Members. You need to register to receive the login information. 

Not an SRAI Member? Review benefits and become a member


Submit questions for the Discussion Leaders in advance to Debbie Appler at srawebinars@srainternational.org.

Intellectual Property - What Is It and Why Do Research Administrators Need to Care?
March 16 | 2:00 pm ET

Presented on behalf of the Canadian Section of SRAI.

This coffee talk will provide an overview of the various types of intellectual property and how they arise. The Discussion Leaders will also discuss how types of intellectual property can be protected and why research administrators should be aware of them for protecting and ensuring research security.

Content Level: All Levels


Discussion Leaders:

Roger Kuypers
Partner
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP





Moderator: Ann Y. W. Fong, MBA, Director, Office of Research Services, TRIUMF Inc.
Click here to pre-register by March 15.

Registration is free for SRAI Full Members and $25.00 for Non-Members. You need to register to receive the login information. 

Not an SRAI Member? Review benefits and become a member


Submit questions for the Discussion Leaders in advance to Debbie Appler at srawebinars@srainternational.org.
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See what others are saying about Coffee Talks!


"Keep up the great work! Loved the interactive questions. Panelists were very adept at keeping the discussion on track and answering questions succinctly."
"I really enjoyed the format of this, and it was more interactive than I expected, which was nice. Great job!"
"I came away with several ideas that will help our office staff. I was happy I took the time to attend. An hour is manageable right now."
"The moderator of the session was exceptional. Exceptional!"