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Note from the Editor | New Year Kick-off

Note from the Editor | New Year Kick-off Happy New Year 2021! If you are like me, you have already typed or mentioned 2020 a handful of times before correcting to 2021 as I always find myself doing the first few weeks of January. However, I think this year I have had this happen less than...


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The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | The Accidental Podcaster: Tuning in and Turning up

The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | The Accidental Podcaster: Tuning in and Turning up “The Secret Life of a Research Administrator” column is meant to facilitate more personal connections between SRAI members through the Catalyst newsletter. If you would like to share with the...


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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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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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Note from the Editor | Welcome from Your New Editors

Note from the Editor | Welcome from Your New Editors Karen Bone and I are enthusiastically diving into our roles this month as co-editors. Our goal is to build on the momentum Katie and Seema created for the Catalyst as a forum that keeps research administrators current with what’s happening...


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The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Karen Bone

The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Karen Bone “The Secret Life of a Research Administrator” column is meant to facilitate more personal connections between SRAI members through the Catalyst newsletter. If you would like to share with the community or know of someone who will, ...


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WFH Tips & Tricks | Rules to Filter Your Emails in Gmail

WFH Tips & Tricks | Rules to Filter Your Emails in Gmail In the current COVID-19 world of Work From Home (WFH), Remotely Working offers tips and trick 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...


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Monthly Poll | Self-Care and Finding the Silver Lining

Monthly Poll | Self-Care and Finding the Silver Lining There are quite a few fun things that happen every November. In addition to an entire holiday devoted to eating and thankfulness, many people around the world spend this month trying to write a novel. I’ve attempted the National Novel...


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Note from the Editor | A Season for Change

Note from the Editor | A Season for Change This is a bittersweet column for me as it is my last as co-editor of the Catalyst. I’ve been asked to sit on the SRAI Board of Directors in an ad hoc position as Chair of the new Communications Committee. The Committee’s mission is to expand...


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Research Administration Family Style: How is the Home Office Going?

Research Administration Family Style: How is the Home Office Going? Research and research administration at universities, colleges, and research institutions continues despite the pandemic. Many people are still working from home. How long will working from home continue? Many companies and...