Catalyst by Month: February 2017

by Gloria W. Greene on February 28, 2017

The Ambassador Program is expanding and we are calling for volunteers. We would like to have at least two ambassadors representing each of the Sections.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by Debra Schaller-Demers on February 28, 2017

SRA International members rock! As research management and administration professionals, they never stop improving, learning, achieving, or earning new heights of success. We love sharing good news and offering a well-deserved slap on the back for recent personal and/or professional achievement. In keeping with that sentiment, please join with us as we wish Kimberly Pratt congratulations on her new job at a new institution.... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner

by Tonya Edvalson on February 28, 2017

Don’t let Pre-Registration sneak by you – these rates expire March 16, 2017. Please go to the registration site for details and register before it’s too late to get the best rates.... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Professional Development, Western Section

by SRA International on February 28, 2017

Extreme hot or cold temperatures during pregnancy may increase the risk that infants born at term will be of low birth weight, according to a study of U.S. women by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The study was published in Environmental Research.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on February 28, 2017

The largest study to date of African-American cancer survivors in the United States is underway. The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study, which will include 5,560 cancer survivors, will support a broad research agenda looking at the major factors affecting cancer progression, recurrence, mortality, and quality of life among African-American cancer survivors. The effort is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.... Read more

Tagged with: Grants, NIH

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on February 28, 2017

This month we wanted to learn more about the management and administration of financial conflict of interest (FCOI) at our colleagues’ institutions. We will continue to periodically check the “pulse” of research administration community on various topics. Look for the future columns in the SRA Catalyst throughout 2017.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, The Pulse

by SRA International on February 28, 2017

The National Alliance for Broader Impacts and the ResearchImpact network are collaborating to create learning opportunities that will help to maximize the impacts of research on both sides of the US-Canadian border.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF, Research Administration

by SRA International on February 27, 2017

Upcoming NSF Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum Webinar on March 15, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET... Read more

Tagged with: Research Administration, Webinars

by SRA International on February 27, 2017

MarkVCID brings team science approach to small vessel disease biomarkers in the brain.... Read more

Tagged with: NIH

by SRA International on February 27, 2017

Imagine winning a cruise only to find out you have to pay for taxes and port fees and excursions and drinks ... not to mention a new wardrobe! All of a sudden you are cost sharing your FREE vacation!... Read more

Tagged with: Webinars

by SRA International on February 24, 2017

Proposal would quantify how much reward authors should receive on projects with multiple authors. Scholars who publish research with hundreds of co-authors should receive no more than one-third of the current credit they get for such papers, according to a proposed formula designed to eradicate “gift authorship."... Read more

by SRA International on February 23, 2017

Last year, NSF issued its first grants for NSF INCLUDES, a major addition to our portfolio of programs seeking to broaden participation in science and engineering (S&E). In January, I had a chance to meet with the recipients of those grants at our first meeting for principal investigators.... Read more

Tagged with: NSF

by SRA International on February 19, 2017

Don’t miss out on attending the Research Integrity Management Intensive Workshop, June 22-23 at George Mason University, Arlington Campus!... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance

by William F. Hoffman, Jr. on February 18, 2017

As we begin to thaw out from the many snowstorms and ice storms that have ravaged our Section recently, I want everyone to think of pristine sandy beaches, warm ocean breezes, a luau, wonderful ocean views for a moment.... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section

by on February 16, 2017

The Southern and Midwest Sections will be making beautiful music at the Southern / Midwest Section Meeting to be held in exciting Nashville, TN, May 7 – 10, 2017. Early Bird registration deadline is drawing near – take advantage of the discount and register by March 30.... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Professional Development, Southern Section

by SRA International on February 16, 2017

The 2017 Spring Intensive Training Programs at the Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square, April 19-21, 2017. The program provides an opportunity for mid-level research managers and administrators to concentrate on a specific area that supports their professional growth. Don’t miss this outstanding learning opportunity: 2 days and 3 intensive trainings to choose from.... Read more

Tagged with: Grants, Leadership, Post-award

by Lisa Walker on February 15, 2017

North Carolina Chapter Meeting, March 17, 2017, at Wake Forest University. Register Now.... Read more

Tagged with: North Carolina Chapter, Professional Development, Southern Section

by SRA International on February 10, 2017

Registration to attend the SRA International Winter Board Meeting via conference call or onsite (at own expense) is now open. You must be a Full Member of SRA International to attend.... Read more

by Catherine Church on February 9, 2017

The Virginia Chapter of SRA International is currently seeking presenters to speak at the 2017 Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting in Newport News, VA.... Read more

Tagged with: Professional Development, Virginia Chapter

by SRA International on February 3, 2017

Ethical review boards must focus on clinical promise as well as safety to hold the first tests of drugs in humans to a higher standard, say Jonathan Kimmelman and Carole Federico.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Human Subjects

by SRA International on February 2, 2017

Work in government was something Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant biology at the University of Maine at Orono, thought would happen later in her career — after she got tenure and built a large body of research.... Read more

by on February 1, 2017

Delaware Valley Chapter members - Look for email announcements for our monthly conference call for the 3rd Monday of the month.... Read more

Tagged with: Delaware Valley Chapter, Northeast Section