SRAI Catalyst

About 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. 

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.  

Recent Articles

  • Authored by Katie Watkins, M.Ed., Assistant Vice President, Research Admin, University of Akron kwatkin@uakron.edu Thursday March 7, 2019 March is a month full of contradictions. The celebrations of Fat Tuesday morph into the solemnity of Ash Wednesday. We have the advent of brighter mornings and longer evenings since yesterday when Daylight Savings read more

  • Authored by: Bruce Steinert, PhD, CCRA, SRAI Secretary Email:  bksteinert@aol.com Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 The Board of Directors and Executive Committee met February 22-24 at the Executive Office in Arlington, VA. Kim Carter, SRAI President, reported that there has been good progress on strategic initiatives to expand volunteer activities; read more

  • Authored by Dr. Baron Wolf University of Kentucky Terri Hall University of Notre Dame 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. Rather, we read more

  • Authored by Gloria Greene, CRA, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Office of Sponsored Programs, SRAI At-Large Board Member Charna Howson , Director, Sponsored Programs, Appalachian State University, SRAI Southern Section Past President Too often as research administrators, pre- and post-award, we are read more

  • Authored by: Zoya Davis-Hamilton , Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration and Development & Sarah Marina, Assistant Director for Research Administration and Development, Tufts University In this issue of the Catalyst, we revisit valuable issues. Republished from Pulse, November 2016. This month we asked our fellow research administrators read more


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Catalyst Editors

Seema Dhindaw, MS
Co-editor, Catalyst

Katie Watkins
Co-editor, Catalyst