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Using Advantages to Overcome Challenges

Using Advantages to Overcome Challenges One of the many great things about SRAI is that the organization knows how to create and host a cutting-edge conference. Our 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, 2019, was an exciting venue with a packed agenda to cultivate our minds and a memorable...


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Welcome and Introduction to SRAI

Welcome and Introduction to SRAI Welcome to all Newcomers! We are hoping to help you navigate the annual meeting program to get the most out of your registration possible. We want to make sure your questions are answered and that you have several opportunities to develop networking contacts....


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WFH Tips & Tricks | Outlook Templates

WFH Tips & Tricks | Outlook Templates 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 it in an upcoming...


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The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | The Lifelong Student: Welcome to the First Day of the 24th Grade

The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | The Lifelong Student: Welcome to the First Day of the 24th Grade “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...


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View from the Top | Summary of the Board of Director Meeting(s)

View from the Top | Summary of the Board of Director Meeting(s) Since my last article in February, the Board of Directors has been busy conducting the Society’s business. In a typical year, the Board meets in person once in the winter and again in the summer. However, to respond to the...


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The Changing Face of Research Administration

The Changing Face of Research Administration Over the span of my career, research administration has remade itself many times. Gone are the days of making dozens of copies of funding proposals to a meet an express main pick-up deadline, or failing to meet the pick-up and driving the proposal...


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Why I Volunteer

Why I Volunteer When I joined SRAI and attended my first Section Meeting in 2006, I knew right after that meeting that SRAI was my community. People were engaging, inclusive, interested in my opinion, and saw potential in me that I had not recognized in myself. I owe an abundance of...


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Being an SRAI Volunteer

Being an SRAI Volunteer Volunteering for SRA International allows you to give back to your profession and colleagues as well as receive the benefit of new friends. Your new contacts give you resources “to go to” when you are told “everybody else was OK” with the particular issue(s) you say...


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Walking the Tightrope – Reflections on a Career in Research Administration

Walking the Tightrope – Reflections on a Career in Research Administration Like most of you reading this article, I never intended to pursue work as a Research Administrator, and I didn’t even know that such a field existed until I unexpectedly found myself working as a Grant Administrator in...


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“Get Interested in What You’re Doing and Give it Your All”

“Get Interested in What You’re Doing and Give it Your All” I am Pamela Denise Montgomery. I am running for an At-Large Board Member for the Board of Directors position with the Society of Research Administrators International. I have been serving the research community at Duke University in...