Catalyst by Month: November 2016

by SRA International on November 30, 2016

Authorship disputes are not uncommon. Even when there are no actual disputes over who did what on a project, there may be lots of authorship resentments. That’s because a lot of folks — by no mere coincidence, junior scientists more often — end up not getting as much credit as they think they deserve when a paper comes out.... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership

by SRA International on November 30, 2016

Through our Online Education Webinar program, SRA International provides members with high-quality education and training without leaving your home or office. SRA International offers a broad range of programming presented by subject matter experts to help keep participants up-to-date on the latest federal changes, management trends, best practices, hot topics and subjects of special interest.... Read more

Tagged with: Webinars

by SRA International on November 29, 2016

SRA International is partnering with AmazonSmile. This is a simple and automatic way for you to support your research management educational organization – Society of Research Administrators International, while making your holiday purchases (and purchases throughout the year). The donations from AmazonSmile will be used to support the SRA International Annual Meeting scholarship and other SRA International initiatives.... Read more

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on November 29, 2016

This month we wanted to learn more about research administrators’ sense of belonging to the research administration community, both within and outside of their institution. We also wanted to learn more about what makes up the larger research administration community. We will continue to periodically check the "pulse" of research administration community on various topics. Look for the next column in the SRA Catalyst in 2017.... Read more

Tagged with: Research Administration, The Pulse

by SRA International on November 29, 2016

Join us in San Diego for this two-day Research Leadership Intensive to explore theory, skills, strategies and best practices for leading successfully in a research management environment!... Read more

Tagged with: Leadership, Professional Development

by SRA International on November 28, 2016

Make it a December to Remember by registering to attend one of our exciting upcoming live webinars!... Read more

Tagged with: Professional Development, Uniform Guidance, Webinars

by SRA International on November 27, 2016

The so called FLSA "Overtime Expansion" rule has been delayed by a nationwide preliminary injunction issued by a Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Employers are no longer required to implement the new Overtime Expansion rule on December 1st.... Read more

by on November 27, 2016

We live and work in a world of constant and considerable change. Some transitions can feel threatening and overwhelming, other changes can feel like the world has opened up its oysters to surpass our greatest positive dreams. But whether we perceive a change as positive or negative, one thing is true of all changes – each brings opportunity.... Read more

by Tonya Edvalson on November 22, 2016

I have just passed the half-way mark through my role as the President of the Western Section and I must say it has been an experience of a lifetime. I have learned so much about myself through this process. I have learned so much about my colleagues – their roles at their institutions, their challenges at work, their successes, and how much they have to offer everyone around them... Read more

Tagged with: Western Section

by William F. Hoffman, Jr. on November 22, 2016

First of all, thank you to everyone who stopped by our Hawaii booth in San Antonio during the international annual meeting. The meeting in San Antonio was fantastic and it was great to see everyone there. We want to thank those members who manned the Hawaii booth over the three and a half days, especially those who helped set-up and tear down the booth.... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Western Section

by Tonya Edvalson on November 21, 2016

The US Funding Systems Study tour took place in and around Washington D.C. on October 17th -21st. A diverse group of twelve international research administrators and managers had signed up for the tour, all with different backgrounds and expectations, but with the common aim of furthering international collaboration.... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting, US Study Tour

by on November 21, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires that peer-reviewed publications originating from NIH-funded research be made publicly available on PubMed Central. Potentially confusing identification numbers are used at different times to cite manuscripts and track compliance. This article explains the different identification numbers that an article can have during the process of submission to PubMed Central and when to use each number.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH, Public Access Policy

by Debra Schaller-Demers on November 19, 2016

Dr. Aurali Dade, former Assistant Vice President Research Compliance at George Mason University (GMU) will lead a new unit as Associate Vice President for Research Development, Integrity and Assurance (RDIA).... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner

by SRA International on November 15, 2016

Basics of Research Administration in San Diego - January 18-20, 2017 - The Pendry Downtown San Diego.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Finding Funding, Post-award, Pre-award

by Gloria W. Greene on November 15, 2016

We would like to give a special shout-out to our Volunteer coordinator, Cathy Seay-Ostrowski, University of Michigan and Site Host, Neal Hunt, Vanderbilt University, who along with the committee co-chairs are working hard and fast to ensure an informative, fun filled meeting next year. We are very excited about our Keynote Speaker, Erin Koshut, Director of Cummings Research Park (CRP) in Huntsville, AL.... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Southern Section

by SRA International on November 14, 2016

SRA International announces its 2017 BIG IDEAS II initiative. What is the SRA International BIG IDEAS II initiative? The SRA International Board of Directors established the BIG IDEAS II initiative as a method of reinvesting in our membership and in research administration and management.... Read more

Tagged with: Big Ideas II

by on November 14, 2016

Do you feel a calling to move the research administration profession forward? Are you looking for a place to serve and give back to our profession?... Read more

by SRA International on November 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) has been issued. The PAPPG has been modified in its entirety, to remove all references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG). Given the number of important revisions, the community is strongly encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided at the beginning of the PAPPG.... Read more

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by SRA International on November 1, 2016

NSF’s Office of Information and Resource Management would like the community to be aware of some changes they are making to the administration of the IPA program. This information may be of interest to your community. We encourage you to disseminate it as quickly as possible.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF