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Note from the Editor | Connections

Note from the Editor | Connections If there is one underlying theme to our March issue, it’s Connections. As we hit the year mark for COVID, it’s clear that during this pandemic we as research administrators and managers are making new and different connections with our world. Miriam Campo...


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View from the Top | Build Your Foundation of Support

View from the Top | Build Your Foundation of Support Well, it certainly has been an interesting month. Just days before my 65 th birthday, as I was anxiously waiting to be able to make a vaccine appointment, I began to feel like I was getting a bad head cold. As you can probably guess, it was...


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The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Delivering Hope and Smiles One Card at a Time

The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Delivering Hope and Smiles One Card at a Time “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...


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Foreign Influences and Its Impact on Research Integrity – A Four-Part Series | Part 3: Recent Developments in Improper Influence on Scientific Research

Foreign Influences and Its Impact on Research Integrity – A Four-Part Series | Part 3: Recent Developments in Improper Influence on Scientific Research In this four-part series, we will discuss Part 1: What is Foreign Influence ; Part 2: Federal Agencies’ Policies on Foreign...


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Reflections on EARMA

Reflections on EARMA In our new virtual normal where travel is banned by our campuses and the ubiquity of video meetings is a part of our everyday lives, the world feels even more connected. During this time, I have had the fortune to become more involved with the European Association of...


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RAAAP-2: Research Administration as a Profession – The Return

RAAAP-2: Research Administration as a Profession – The Return For those with a long memory you may recall the original Research Administration as a Profession survey from 2016 and the publication of the results (Kerridge & Scott. 2018a) and data (Kerridge & Scott 2018b). That initial...


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Stronger Together: A New SRAI-DARMA Partnership

Stronger Together: A New SRAI-DARMA Partnership Research Administration and Management is a fascinating profession that spans the globe with ever increasing layers of complexity. The leaders of SRAI and the Danish Association for Research Managers and Administrators (DARMA) recognize the...


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Monthly Poll | Where Are You Working From?

Monthly Poll | Where Are You Working From? Last month we posted a section of questions, or prompts, from a survey instrument that was discussed and utilized during the webinar entitled “Mental Toughness in Tough Uncertain Times”. Without the context of this webinar, the poll didn’t come...


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Summary of the Winter Board of Directors Meeting

Summary of the Winter Board of Directors Meeting Your Board of Directors met over two days in mid-February. Read on to learn more about the new strategic plan, Diversity and Engagement Task Force, LevelUP update, and future meetings. The Board of Directors met during the weekend of February...


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Tiny Victories | David Harrison

Tiny Victories | David Harrison 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....