A Message from the SRAI Board of Directors Regarding Recent Events We have seen the pain and grief that exists in communities across our country and are deeply disturbed and troubled by the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other African Americans and people of color. The current actions of thousands around
View from the Top | A Good Read Like many of you I have been working from home. With all this “extra time” on my hands, I have been able to do a little more reading. I often try to read something on the best seller list. It dawned on me that if SRAI was a book, it would be an award winner. Perhaps the book review would look like this: The Society
Keeping Work at Work even Though it’s in the Livingroom Working from home has brought us challenges and opportunities. Some may even liken it to the title of the Catalyst April blog, “ Out of the Office: Teleworking in Research Administration is Here to Stay .” Given that, how do we keep up this balancing act while protecting our mental health and
The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Paper Pusher by Day…Glass Artist by Night Greetings to all my colleagues and I hope you are all surviving in this age of COVID and working remotely. Personally, I am LOVIN’ working from home—it allows me to more freely alternate between my “RA Self” and my “Artist Self” and to devote the necessary and
Implications to IRB Operations Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic What is the impacts of human subject protections and IRB operations during a time of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic? This has been a question at the top of the minds of anyone conducting clinical and translational research over the past three months. What can and should be done? Nearly
SRAI Intensive Training Programs Re-invented Not many people embrace change. It can be scary and overwhelming. One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that nothing stays the same and that to survive we need to be flexible, open-minded, and embrace new ideas. As a result, SRAI has had to make some hard decisions and quick changes to the
Congrats to Floris Van der Leest: New International Section President My warmest congratulations to Floris Van der Leest who was elected as International Section President, and will formally take over in October, hopefully at the Annual Meeting in Boston, which we are still planning for. You don't need me to tell you that the world is a different
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