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Grant Accounting: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Grant Accounting: Two Sides of the Same Coin There is a tendency in research administration to compartmentalize functions and tasks into neat little silos or boxes. As it relates to research administration and the grant life cycle it’s not unusual to hear people ask each other “ what are you ?...


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One Model of Hybrid Work

One Model of Hybrid Work While the pandemic has offered disruption, it has also offered new possibilities in rethinking work structures and organizational opportunities. UCLA is piloting one model that others could follow for a hybrid workforce. With the opening of economies and...


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Adaptive Work in Research Administration During COVID-19: Part 1

Adaptive Work in Research Administration During COVID-19: Part 1 Introduction Adaptive leadership is defined as leading change in a time when both the problem and the solution are unsettled, and new learning is required by everyone on the team. 1 An adaptive challenge often requires...


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Monthly Poll | Self-Care and Finding the Silver Lining

Monthly Poll | Self-Care and Finding the Silver Lining There are quite a few fun things that happen every November. In addition to an entire holiday devoted to eating and thankfulness, many people around the world spend this month trying to write a novel. I’ve attempted the National Novel...


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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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WFH or not WFH | Monthly Poll

WFH or not WFH | Monthly Poll Last month we asked you what you missed most about your office and here’s a look at the results: The write-in responses highlighted the value of interacting with our co-workers; whiteboards; scanners; the privacy provided by cubicle walls and office doors;...


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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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The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Paper Pusher by Day…Glass Artist by Night

The Secret Life of a Research Administrator | Paper Pusher by Day…Glass Artist by Night “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...


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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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Insights on iSRA’s First Virtual Conference

Insights on iSRA’s First Virtual Conference In light of current situations regarding COVID-19 and the cancelling of our Spring Section meetings, SRAI hosted a new and flexible education opportunity for the community – an iSRA Virtual Conference. We are happy to share that over 500 attendees...