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 SRA International on Monday, 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 Monday, 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

by on Friday, 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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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 on Thursday, 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 on Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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