Catalyst: SRA Insights

by on March 7, 2019

When we make decisions throughout our day, whether personal at home or strategic in the workplace, we use data and information to assist us. This does not always mean we refer to complex charts, tables, or use regression analysis to see trends.... Read more

Tagged with: Insights, News in the Field, Professional Development

by Gloria W. Greene on March 7, 2019

Too often as research administrators, pre- and post-award, we are asked to go above and beyond, to do a little bit more with the same number of work hours. Then you receive emails from SRAI asking for nominations for key officer positions within a chapter, section and even as a member of the board. Before you toss that message, STOP!... Read more

Tagged with: Education, Insights, Networking, Professional Development

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on March 7, 2019

This month we asked our fellow research administrators whether they feel a sense of belonging to the research administration community at their institutions, as well as to the broader research administration community.... Read more

Tagged with: Research Administration, The Pulse

by 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 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 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 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 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 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