National Research Administrator Day:
Celebrated annually on September 25th, National Research Administrator Day recognizes the contributions made by the hardworking and underappreciated research administrators in every field! Are you a research administrator or do you know one? Read on!
|2022||25th September||Sunday||United States|
|2023||25th September||Monday||United States|
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Why Research Administrator Day?
Research is the process of discovering new information that can be used to make an impact on the world or disrupt the normal modus operandi of things. The research administrator’s job consists of multiple roles including but not limited to overseeing, reviewing, interpreting, and much more. Thus research administrators diligently work on various levels to achieve accurate results. They assist the team and researchers and guarantee the right maintenance of sponsored research money.
Research administrators greatly reduce the load on top management so they can achieve their goals regarding core activities and ensure overall objectives are met. They can be found in a variety of fields such as health, education, business, and other public and private organizations.
Their roles are multidimensional and have a sharp eye for the crucial aspects of a project. They keep the entire project running on the track. Their management allows others to maintain focus on their individual roles instead of getting tangled in administrative work.
Research Administrators are in high demand across many sectors. Their roles are not limited to the health and medical institutions and research facilities but also can be witnessed in the higher education colleges, research universities, and for-profit, and non-profit organizations as they continue to rely on their knowledge and direction!
Research administration initially started in the 1940s as a small niche and unpopular career option but now this field has grown beyond our imagination. To applaud the dedication and hard work of research administrators in various fields, the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) in August 2015 submitted an appeal to observe National Research Administrator Day. September 25 was officially declared Research Administrator Day. NCURA is a non-profit organization for research administrators that is committed to supporting research and members!
Research administration demands certain academic qualifications to enter the field. However, your performance and achievements in your field are directly proportional to your passion and capabilities.
We need to celebrate Research Administrator Day because:
- It’s an underappreciated job
Research administrators have a thankless job and get overlooked or looked down upon easily in large organizations. However, their contribution is extremely crucial to a project and their efforts should not go unnoticed. This day encourages us to appreciate and encourage these unsung heroes.
- The job requires great will
Research is not easy. It needs a lot of planning, critical thinking, analyzing, interpreting, and much more. All of these tasks drain your brain tremendously and quickly! Thus only people with a strong will are more likely to complete their research and be successful in their research careers.
- Promotes Research Related Jobs
Many do not consider becoming research administrators mainly due to the lack of information regarding what research administrators do and their significance in conducting research. Thus this day also helps promote the importance and the various career growth opportunities in the field of research!
How Can We Observe National Research Administrator Day?
- Share success stories of administrators
If you know research administrators in the family or in the community, share stories of their research success and motivate them! Showcase their hard work in your office among your friends and colleagues. This will boost their morale and provide them with a sense of achievement. Use #NationalResearchAdministratorDay and #ResearchAdministratorDay to share their research stories on your social media profiles and pages!
- Appreciate Friend’s or Colleague’s Research!
Today write a heartfelt note to your friend, colleague, or research administrator who has been working in your favorite field! It’s a difficult job and appreciating them helps them proceed with a little more joy! You could also sponsor their research!
- Explore or Encourage it as a career option
If you’re a graduate, you can consider a research administrator as a career option in your favorite field. If you know someone who would do well in the field of research, encourage them to persuade it!
Interesting Facts On Research Administrator Day:
Here are some research administrator fun facts!
- You get the opportunity to learn new information
- You get to work with different people
- Your mistakes are new information and experience
- You can joyfully be a bookworm!
History of National Research Administrator Day:
This day was initiated by the National Council of University Research Administrators in August 2015 and September 25th was chosen to celebrate Research Administrator Day!