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Future of the Field: Rise and Shine

Future of the Field: Rise and Shine WE know that YOU know at least one or two (maybe you!) bright, dedicated, knowledgeable research administration professionals that have chosen Research Administration as their career path and are dedicated to taking the field to the next level. SRAI is...


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Note from the Editor | New Look for Spring

Note from the Editor | New Look for Spring Just as spring is a time for looking forward, for growth and for new beginnings, the April Catalyst has these same tell-tale signs. First of all, we are proud to present a new look for the Catalyst. We hope this new layout is more readable and will...


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View from the Top | Travel Memories

View from the Top | Travel Memories Oh, how I miss travel! One of my favorite things about Facebook is the memories feature. Each morning I check to see what I posted on this day in past years. This time of year is heavy with SRAI travel memories. In the last week or so I was in Boston,...


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Monthly Poll | Conference Networking: In-Person and Virtual

Monthly Poll | Conference Networking: In-Person and Virtual We had a fantastic number of responses to last month’s poll about our physical working locations. While the vast majority of us, 73%, are still working from home 100% of the time, 14% are splitting their time between home and work...


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Kudos Korner | Catherine Thompson

Kudos Korner | Catherine Thompson 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 slap on the back for recent...


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Podcast Series “Shop Talk” Debuts April 29

Podcast Series “Shop Talk” Debuts April 29 SRAI members have a new perk! Our new podcast series, Shop Talk debuts on April 29, and features SRAI President Debra Schaller-Demers. Podcast Committee Chair Carla Demarco is the host and producer of Shop Talk. You may remember reading about Carla...


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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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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...