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Note from the Editor | Happy Holidays!

Note from the Editor | Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to an end and it’s time once again for New Year’s resolutions. I’ve had the same resolution for the past twenty years—to stop procrastinating! And, as I write this column on the day after it is due to Dilyana...


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Twelve Days of a Research Administrator’ Christmas

Twelve Days of a Research Administrator’ Christmas On the first day of Christmas, my PI gave to me a(n) unauthorized commitment On the second day of Christmas, my PI gave to me two late proposals On the third day of Christmas, my PI gave to me three labor retros On the...


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Research Administration Data Reporting | Pulse

Research Administration Data Reporting | Pulse Proposal and award tracking and reporting occurs to some degree at all institutions that apply for and receive sponsored funds. For this issue of the Pulse we were interested in learning more about who is responsible for reporting on that tracked...


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Science and Security: What You Should Know

Science and Security: What You Should Know The US Government and several funding agencies, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to name a few, have expressed...


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Letter of Credit (LoC) Workload Survey

Letter of Credit (LoC) Workload Survey Quantifying the workload associated with electronic LoC payment systems The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is conducting a new survey focused on research administrator workload. Led by the FDP’s Open Government: Research Administration...


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Day in the Life of a Research Administrator: Avoiding Fire Fighter Burnout

Day in the Life of a Research Administrator: Avoiding Fire Fighter Burnout I was on the bus home the other day and when I told a fellow rider I was a research administrator, and asked, “what is a research administrator”? I told her that a research administrator essentially manages all of the...


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Kudos Korner | Aurali Dade

Kudos Korner | Aurali Dade 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...


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Savannah, Georgia: A Look at the 2020 Southern/Western Section Meeting Site

Savannah, Georgia: A Look at the 2020 Southern/Western Section Meeting Site In March 2020, we invite you to attend the 2020 SRAI Southern/Western Section Meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is a historic Southern town where you can find art, architecture, boutique shopping, and other historic...


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Welcoming our Distinguished Faculty Members!

Welcoming our Distinguished Faculty Members! We at SRA International would like to congratulate the newest members that have been inducted to Distinguished Faculty. You might be wondering, just who are Distinguished Faculty? Members of SRAI’s Distinguished Faculty enhance the professional...


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12 Days of Christmas Recipes from RAs for RAs

12 Days of Christmas Recipes from RAs for RAs Have you heard the song "12 Days of Christmas", butchered the lyrics, and then Googled it to see what it is all about? We decided this year with the support of our members and their tested recipes to imagine what the 12 days until Christmas would be...