“This has been a fantastic conference platform! In many ways, it feels more interactive than the in-person events. I’ve really enjoyed it!”
-Evins Wardlaw, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
We had more than 60 sessions, and future blog posts will dive into them, so we’ll highlight just a couple now. Our industry leaders panel, titled “Research Resilience in Times of Unprecedented Change,” united three key industry leaders to share their reflections on the first half of 2020 and how the research community is responding to unprecedented challenges. The Presidents of the SRAI, NORDP, and AALAS shared ideas for successfully navigating research administration in 2021 and beyond. You can watch the recording here:
Connect by Cayuse 2020: Research Administration Conference Recap
We ended with a powerful keynote on workplace bias from Serilda Summers-McGee, Principal & Chief Human Resources Officer at Workplace Change. Serilda shared ways to recognize unconscious bias in the workplace and what to do about it. Serilda’s session, as well as all others, are available to all conference registrants on our new Connect community that’s meant to keep the conversation going all year, so be sure to join and then just look in the top navigation bar for Events, where you can access all of the recordings:
It was a jam-packed conference, and thanks to all of the presenters, attendees, customers, and sponsor partners like Attain and Bad Rabbit for making it such a success!
We also recognized several institutions with 4 awards this year!
This year, we added a few new awards to our program, and we’re honored to recognize several research professionals and organizations for their hard work and research impact achieved over the past year.
This year, the award categories included the Sheri Pulis service award, COVID-19 research resilience, modernization, and productivity. Congrats to all of those who were recognized, and we look forward to next year’s nominations! We’ll be highlighting these awards and those recognized further in upcoming blog posts but wanted to recognize all of our award recipients briefly here as well:
Sheri Pulis service award
Winner: Holly Goold, Veterinary Technician Manager at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
COVID-19 resilience award
Winner: Dr. Sonia Chawla, Research Compliance Officer at Eastern Michigan University
Honorable mentions: Lamar University and Gbenga Adesida at UC Berkeley
Winners: Mollie Robbins, eRA Systems Manager & Training Coordinator at Kansas State University, and the University of Windsor
Honorable mentions: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and The American University of Sharjah
Winner: Chapman University
Honorable mentions: Hektoen Institute and Sacred Heart University
We hope you’ll join us in 2021
This year was our largest customer conference yet, with so many insightful presentations and sharing across our customer community. We couldn’t have done it without all of our customers and attendees, who made the event informative and special. Your continued commitment and passion for the research industry is what inspires and motivates us every day. Only time will tell if next year’s event will be in person or virtual, but either way, we can’t wait to see everyone again!