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Note From the Editor | Reflections on 2020

Reflections on 2020 As I reflect on 2020, I can’t help but be amazed by all we have been through this year. The world as we knew it shifted and we had to find the flexibility and resiliency within ourselves and our institutions to continue moving forward. As research administrators, I feel...


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View from the Top | Looking Forward to 2021

View from the Top | Looking Forward to 2021 I imagine that if you are anything like me, you are very relieved to see 2020 come to an end. While we are far from being back to whatever “normal” means, I look towards 2021 with high hopes and aspirations. Our committees are already hard at work...


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Getting (a) Shot for Science

Getting (a) Shot for Science About ten years ago, I decided I could be a more effective research administrator if I experienced another side of the clinical trial process. I had been negotiating contracts and budgets, paying subjects for their travel, and approving incentive payments for a...


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WFH Tips & Tricks | Dual Monitors

WFH Tips & Tricks | Dual Monitors In the current COVID-19 world of Work From Home (WFH), Remotely Working offers tips and tricks to make WFH easier. If you have an issue you would like discussed or a favorite trick you’d like to share, let us know and we may feature it in an upcoming...


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Tiny Victories

Tiny Victories In this year of so many challenges, tiny victories can almost seem like major accomplishments. The Catalyst wants to highlight your tiny victories in research administration and how you are using them to get through everything life has recently thrown at us. Through sharing our...


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The Results are In: COVID Remote Work Survey Wrap-Up

The Results are In: COVID Remote Work Survey Wrap-Up In late summer this year, we conducted a national survey of research administrators on how they were working through the COVID-19 crisis and the new normal working conditions. Data was anonymously collected over two months. You may have read...


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Leveraging Insights from the Academic Medical Center/VA Affiliation: Does My Clinical Research Colleague at the Affiliate Know Something I Don’t Know…?

Leveraging Insights from the Academic Medical Center/VA Affiliation: Does My Clinical Research Colleague at the Affiliate Know Something I Don’t Know…? My career positions in academic research have provided unique insight into how the academic medical center (AMC) and Department of Veterans...


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A Little This, A Little That…SRAI Holiday Recipes

A Little This, A Little That…SRAI Holiday Recipes After eight months of working from home, many of us have refined our culinary skills. Back by popular demand, SRAI Members share their favorite recipes to help you plan your holiday meals. Get ready for some happy eating! We hope you try some...


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Twelve Days of a Research Administrator’s Christmas

Twelve Days of a Research Administrator’s Christmas Note: Have fun singing it. 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,...


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Exciting Podcast Announcement and Member Competition

Exciting Podcast Announcement and Member Competition An exciting new initiative will be launched in early 2021 when SRAI unveils its podcast series. The podcasts will be a new addition to our ever-expanding list of membership benefits and will provide thought-provoking and timely content about...