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Note from the Editor | Summer Heat and a Good Book

Note from the Editor | Summer Heat and a Good Book As a native Texan and Florida transplant, I associate June with kicking off the heat and humidity, embracing the air conditioning, and relaxing with a good book. If you enjoy a good summer read as well, I recommend checking out the books on...


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View from the Top | Elections and Travel

View from the Top | Elections and Travel It’s Election Season! We are looking for people to serve in the following capacities on the SRAI Board of Directors: President Elect (5-year commitment) Treasurer (2-year commitment) At-Large Board Member (2 positions - 3-year commitment) ...


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Taking On the National Institutes of Health

Taking On the National Institutes of Health The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest funder of biomedical research in the world. The sheer volume and breadth of research, programs, forms, and associated policies covered by the agency is staggering, overwhelming many a research...


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Late Career Challenges

Late Career Challenges Late-stage career periods do not need to be periods of remote inactivity. They can be as invigorating as early-stage periods. The challenge is that it’s incumbent on you to identify what can so vivify you during this time. Careers go by quickly. When you begin your...


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What Office Space? Who Wants It? Who Needs It? Can We Live Without It? Yes and…

What Office Space? Who Wants It? Who Needs It? Can We Live Without It? Yes and… Research administration and improvising go hand in hand. If we have learned anything this past year, it is that “we” need to give ourselves some grace. We have to be flexible and realize that we can pretend to be...


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Reflections – Working from Home During COVID-19

Reflections – Working from Home During COVID-19 The coronavirus pandemic forced us to work from home. But as long as we had positive attitudes and the will to do the work well and to solve the problems, we could always find ways to overcome the obstacles and even gain benefits during the...


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Membership Benefits | Getting the Most Out of the SRAI Member Directory

Membership Benefits | Getting the Most Out of the SRAI Member Directory During a recent meeting planning call, the committee was discussing potential speakers and how to identify them. After reviewing my contacts list, I realized that there were slots that still needed to be filled to...


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The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Sean Scott

The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Sean Scott “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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2021 SRAI Annual Meeting will be Live and In Person in New Orleans

2021 SRAI Annual Meeting will be Live and In Person in New Orleans We are pleased to announce that the annual meeting program is now available for review. We would like to encourage everyone to check out the educational programming opportunities that will be available at this year’s...


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2021 SRAI Summer Reading List

2021 SRAI Summer Reading List It’s time to start putting together summer reading lists! The Catalyst Committee recently asked SRAI Leadership – what have you been reading lately? #Catalyst #June2021 ...