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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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View from the Top | 2021 is Here!

View from the Top | 2021 is Here! I bet you thought 2020 would never end! But here we are in 2021 with high hopes that our new US President and his administration will help us all come out from under the chaos created by the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest. I know that many of...


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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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Beyond Boundaries: Developing Grant Writing Skills across Higher Education Institutions

Beyond Boundaries: Developing Grant Writing Skills across Higher Education Institutions In a series of articles, we will present the newest in research administration from the Journal of Research Administration, with submissions provided through the JRA Author Fellowship Program. Read the...


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Background Noise | Working from Home, or Living at Work?

Background Noise | Working from Home, or Living at Work? Background Noise is a column devoted to conceptual ideas of interest to the research administration community. This month, we want to share with the larger community our thoughts on what both synthesis and work-life balance look like in...


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Monthly Poll | Silver Linings and Resolutions

Monthly Poll | Silver Linings and Resolutions In the November issue of the Catalyst , we asked you to share your silver linings with us. In a year that has challenged our ability to reframe and revise, it was such an inspiration to read the positive notes that are keeping your spirits bright...


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Foreign Influence and its Impact on Research Integrity – A Four-Part Series | Part 1: What is Foreign Influence?

Foreign Influence and its Impact on Research Integrity – A Four-Part Series | Part 1: What is Foreign Influence? In this four-part series, we will discuss Part 1: What is Foreign Influence; Part 2: Federal Agencies Polices on Foreign Influences; Part 3: How to Conduct an Investigation; and ...


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Post Award Office New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Doing More, Better, and With Less

Post Award Office New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Doing More, Better, and With Less This article will explore how post-award administrators can help their teams and institutions be most resilient in 2021 as the impact of Covid-19 has forced the need to do more with less, all while also trying...


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An Odyssey in an Odyssey

An Odyssey in an Odyssey Looking at the journey of a mentee and mentor in the Odyssey Mentoring Program. Signing up for the new SRAI Odyssey Program was a journey into the unknown as both Tim (mentor) and I (Katherine-mentee) didn’t know what to expect. When starting the program, we were...


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Kudos Korner | Gloria Greene

Kudos Korner | Gloria Greene 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 pat on the back for recent personal...