Catalyst by Month: January 2019

by eroberts@srainternational.org on January 11, 2019

A government shutdown is upon us (today ties it with the longest shutdown in U.S. history), with the potential to negatively impact our business operations and the day to day lives of our research faculty and their quest for knowledge and understanding.... Read more

Tagged with: Finding Funding, Funding Opportunities, Grants, Insights, News in the Field

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on January 11, 2019

The research administration operation should strengthen teamwork by leveraging the 5 C’s: commitment, communication, coordination, cooperation, and collaboration.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights, Research Administration

by SRA International on January 11, 2019

The Society is currently looking for informed subject experts to speak at the 2019 SRAI Annual Meeting.... Read more

Tagged with: 2019 Annual Meeting, Education, Leadership, Learn Succeed Lead, Networking, Professional Development, Programs, Research Administration

by koberly@umich.edu on January 10, 2019

Literature suggests an inherent divide between professional staff and academic researchers. Research administration uniquely exists in both worlds, supporting the research enterprise and technical science through an administrative lens.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights, Professional Development

by Amy.Cuhel-Schuckers@fandm.edu on January 9, 2019

The goal of the JRA Author Fellowship Program is to increase the confidence, capacity, and willingness of research administrators to serve the field and share their expertise as peer-reviewed journal authors. Each prospective author (Fellow) is paired with a published Peer Advisor for a six-month fellowship.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights, Membership, Professional Development

by SRA International on January 9, 2019

A guided reading exercise could serve as a valuable early step in a Research Development (RD) professional’s career development, especially for those many years post-graduate school or without prior experience publishing academic articles.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights, Leadership, Professional Development

by SRA International on January 9, 2019

We welcome the new President of our Sister Society DARMA, SRAI's own Annedorte Vad.... Read more

Tagged with: International Section, Leadership, Membership, Partner Societies

by tabatha.lemke@sanfordhealth.org on January 9, 2019

Start making your plans to join us for Research Management Architecture and All That Jazz at the Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile in beautiful downtown Chicago, April 28-May 1, 2019.... Read more

Tagged with: Allegheny Chapter, Chesapeake Chapter, Delaware Valley Chapter, Education, Membership, Michigan Chapter, Midwest Section, Networking, Northeast Section, Ohio Chapter, Professional Development, Programs, Research Administration

by SRA International on January 9, 2019

New Measurement Paradigms in Research: 'What is High-Quality Research in the 21st Century’ by David Sweeney, the Executive Chair, Research England.... Read more

Tagged with: Canadian Section, Education, International Section, Leadership, Learn Succeed Lead, Membership, Networking, Professional Development, Programs, Research Administration

by Debra Schaller-Demers on January 9, 2019

SRA International members rock! As research management and administration professionals, they never stop improving, learning, achieving, or earning new heights of success.... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner, Membership

by SRA International on January 9, 2019

The ICMJE up-dated the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Insights, News in the Field

by SRA International on January 8, 2019

Obesity - which affects about 4 in 10 U.S. adults - increases the risk for lots of human health problems: diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, and even anxiety and depression. It’s also been associated with increased accumulation of senescent cells, which are older cells that resist death even as they lose the ability to grow and divide.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights, News in the Field, NIH

by SRA International on January 8, 2019

Proximity to nearby muscle cells may make prostate cancer cells more likely to invade nearby tissues and spread to other organs, according to an early study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.... Read more

Tagged with: News in the Field, NIH

by SRA International on January 8, 2019

In a study of fruit flies, NIH scientists suggested that the body’s immune system may play a critical role in the damage caused by aging brain disorders.... Read more

Tagged with: News in the Field, NIH

by SRA International on January 8, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing $20 million in 10 research awards to push forward the frontiers of engineering research in soft robotics.. Interdisciplinary research to engineer robots safer, more adaptable than rigid robots.... Read more

Tagged with: News in the Field, NSF