The Spring 2021 SPA Newsletter provides information and updates on a diverse range of topics related to research administration. An article on the PI Award Portal gives a preview of a new tool, which will be introduced in the coming months, and an article on the Negotiation Module provides some tips for making an existing tool more useful. Updates related to NIH and NASA are also included, along with some information related to our continued efforts to improve our Essentials of Research Administration training series.
This issue also announces the recipients of the Spring 2021 Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award. We are proud to sponsor this award and we are thankful for the opportunity to recognize the exceptional support provided by the recipients. While we congratulate the winners, we also acknowledge the important role that each research administrator plays in providing effective assistance for research administration. It truly is a team effort, and I recognize and appreciate the important work that you all do.