SRAI Catalyst

SRAI’s monthly electronic newsletter, Catalyst, features insights from top professionals in research management and administration, informs readers of SRAI’s extensive conference and educational offerings, recognizes members for their achievements and provides a space to network and learn more about the structure, functions and people of SRAI.

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by on Wednesday, 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 on Wednesday, 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 on Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 on Wednesday, 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 on Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Monday, 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 Monday, 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