Catalyst by Month: February 2019

by Rene.Hearns@va.gov on February 7, 2019

I advanced my career from a bookkeeper for a department to two directorships of research, consulting, and now in the sunset of my career into the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. I learned about teamwork and leadership. I learned how to present.... Read more

Tagged with: Allegheny Chapter, Membership, Michigan Chapter, Midwest Section, Networking, Ohio Chapter, Volunteer

by seema.dhindaw@nyumc.org on February 7, 2019

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” Martin Luther King Jr.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights, Leadership, Research Administration

by Sarah Marina on February 7, 2019

For this issue of the Pulse, we wanted to learn more about how institutions are using their electronic research administration systems, whether the use of the systems is mandatory, and who conducts training on their use.... Read more

Tagged with: Compliance, Insights, The Pulse

by rebecca.rinehart@uni.edu on February 6, 2019

Zadie Smith’s novel On Beauty, published in 2005, is a sharply drawn portrait of ideological conflict on campus. Although concerned with politics – departmental, institutional, and national – its stories are deeply personal and idiosyncratic.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights

by nakuffo@noguchi.ug.edu.gh on February 6, 2019

First-hand experience from the first awardee of the RAMP scholarship Nana Oye Akuffo and the representative of the US institution that welcomed Nana in the US. The RAMP scholarships support opportunities for knowledge exchange through cross-border and cross-sector mobility of research administrators, to better prepare SRAI members for current and future societal challenges.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights, International Section, Membership, Networking, Volunteer

by gambindd@udmercy.edu on February 6, 2019

Last fall I had the opportunity to hear a colleague discuss her career progression. She spoke primarily about the impact that mentoring had on her journey. This made me ponder my career path and the impact that others had on my ability to develop as a research administrator.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights, Leadership, Volunteer

by mkarby@umich.edu on February 6, 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: Education, Midwest Section, Northeast Section, Professional Development, Programs, Volunteer

by jason.claes@cchmc.org on February 6, 2019

Are you seeking a better understanding of the purpose of SRA International, its members, how the executive team of Sections and Chapters are elected, how meetings are conducted and what officer the organizations will have to operate?... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Networking, Volunteer

by Anonymous on February 6, 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: Education, Insights, Professional Development

by kread@usf.edu on February 6, 2019

Are you planning to attend the 2019 Western/Southern Section Meeting? It’s in sunny San Diego! Take a break from the cold weather and snow to join us March 10-13. What? Haven’t you registered yet? Stop everything you are doing and register right now today!... Read more

Tagged with: Education, Membership, Networking, Professional Development, Research Administration, Southern Section, Volunteer, Western Section

by tonya.edvalson@hsc.utah.edu on February 6, 2019

It’s 2019, and the Membership Committee is off and running. We have had a lot of changes that I am incredibly excited to share with you.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Networking, Volunteer

by Debra Schaller-Demers on February 6, 2019

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 us as we congratulate Annedorte Vad for completing a Masters Degree in Public Governance.... Read more

Tagged with: International Section, Kudos Korner, Leadership, Volunteer

by SRA International on February 4, 2019

The 2019 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards has been released and is now available on-line.... Read more

Tagged with: Human Subjects, Insights, News in the Field

by SRA International on February 4, 2019

A scientist in New York is conducting experiments designed to modify DNA in human embryos as a step toward someday preventing inherited diseases, NPR has learned.... Read more

Tagged with: News in the Field, NSF

by SRA International on February 4, 2019

In May, 2018, the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized guidance (first issued in draft form in August, 2016) containing 55 recommendations for what should be included in written procedures for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) that oversee human subjects research.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights

by SRA International on February 4, 2019

Funding and grants are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain. NIH funding for studies and projects have evolved over the years to promote and encourage different types of researchers to apply.... Read more

Tagged with: Funding Opportunities, Grants, Insights