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Adjusting to a New Normal in Research Administration: We’d Love to Hear from You

Adjusting to a New Normal in Research Administration: We’d Love to Hear from You In the first quarter of 2020, a little crown-shaped virus decided to travel all over the world, upending social and work norms on a scale that very few people have ever seen in our lifetime, resulting in a...


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Science’s 75 Year Pursuit of the Endless Frontier

Science’s 75 Year Pursuit of the Endless Frontier More than 95% of SRAI’s readers grew up in a world that has only known robust, continuous, vibrant funding mechanisms provided by the Federal Government to our scientists and institutions. Seventy-five years ago, research funding was limited,...


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Keeping Work at Work Even Though it’s in the Livingroom

Keeping Work at Work even Though it’s in the Livingroom Working from home has brought us challenges and opportunities. Some may even liken it to the title of the Catalyst April blog, “ Out of the Office: Teleworking in Research Administration is Here to Stay .” Given that, how do we keep up...


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Implications to IRB Operations Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Implications to IRB Operations Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic What is the impacts of human subject protections and IRB operations during a time of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic? This has been a question at the top of the minds of anyone conducting clinical and translational research over...


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Out of the Office: Teleworking in Research Administration is Here to Stay

Out of the Office: Teleworking in Research Administration is Here to Stay How will teleworking impact research administration at American colleges, universities and research organizations even as stay at home orders are lifted? By many indications, teleworking is here, and it is here to stay....


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Modernizing Research - the Trends and the New Imperative

Modernizing Research - the Trends and the New Imperative Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking at the SRAI Virtual Meeting. It was my first experience taking part in a fully virtual industry event and I’m so glad that SRAI quickly adapted to host the event together. Thank you to everyone...


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51 Years as the Premier Scholarly Journal in Research Administration

51 Years as the Premier Scholarly Journal in Research Administration As we usher in a new decade, I am excited that the Journal of Research Administration is entering into its 51 st year of being the premier scholarly journal for disseminating education, training, and scholarship related to...


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View from the Top | Managing Expectations and Perceptions During a Pandemic

Managing Expectations and Perceptions During a Pandemic I live in New York City aka COVID-19 epicenter in the USA. To be precise, I live in a middle-class neighborhood in Queens about 20 miles from Manhattan. Under “normal” circumstances I ride the subway to work each day for about 45 minutes...


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The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Sirens of New Orleans Dance Krewe

My secret life has me as a member of the Sirens of New Orleans Dance Krewe “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...


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Enhancing Institutional Research Capacity: Results and Lessons from a Pilot Project Program

Enhancing Institutional Research Capacity: Results and Lessons from a Pilot Project Program In a series of articles, we will present the newest in research administration from the Journal of Research Administration. Read the full JRA here. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)...