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After You Introduce Yourself, Mute Yourself: A Realistic Guide to Virtual Meetings

After You Introduce Yourself, Mute Yourself: A Realistic Guide to Virtual Meetings Overwhelmed by too many tips for successful virtual meetings? This article provides six simple go-to items to keep handy to be an active, engaged participate at your next meeting. Like me, I’m sure you have...


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SRAI Odyssey Program Needs Your Participation

SRAI Odyssey Program Needs Your Participation “Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” – Junot Diaz Have you wanted a mentor? Have you wanted to be a mentor? Are you not sure how to arrange a great mentor/mentee partnership? SRAI has a...


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Professional Development, Good Memories, and Friends | Monthly Poll

Professional Development, Good Memories, and Friends | Monthly Poll Last month we asked you a couple of questions about your thoughts on working from home (WFH) and your overall productivity under these extended WFH conditions. Here’s a look at your responses: Almost 60% of respondents...


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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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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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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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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...


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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)...