SRAI’s monthly electronic newsletter, Catalyst, informs readers of SRAI’s extensive conference and educational offerings, recognizes members for their achievements, provides a space to network and learn more about the structure, functions and people of SRAI, features insights from top professionals in research management and administration.
SRA International and the Catalyst team hopes you find this newsletter interesting and helpful in your efforts of providing support to research. We encourage you to collaborate, investigate and continue your efforts toward improving the quality of the academic and research environment both in the US and abroad. Visit our website for the most current information on meetings, policy, happenings and events.
Note from the Editor | Giving Thought to What We Are Facing Today Often when imagining what the world will look like in the future, we think about flying cars, walkways that move, computers that read minds, space travel, living in biospheres, robot maids, maybe we think about the Jetsons. But I doubt that any of us have given much thought to what
Your Board of Directors and Executive Committee met at SRAI Headquarters in Arlington, VA, over the weekend of February 21-23. Read on to stay current! President Kim Carter opened the meeting with a summary of recent Society activities. The general theme of the meeting centered on management of the Society’s finances. Overall, the Society is doing
The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Homeroast and Homebrew Master Some of my colleagues who have had the misfortune to see me in the morning before my first cup of coffee sometimes ask me why, if I’m so under-caffeinated and grumpy, do I not simply make a quick cup with our office-provided, single-use coffee pod machine. They quickly
Creation of a Grants Database Highly Customized for College Level Reporting In a series of articles, we will present the newest in research administration from the Journal of Research Administration. Read the full JRA here. The University of Kentucky—a public, land grant university with around 30,000 students and 2,000 faculty—receives over
Kudos Korner | Dean Smith SRA International members rock! As research management and administration professionals, we 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,
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