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It’s safe to assume that for most people September 25 is just another regular day, unless it’s your birthday or you’re a fan of National One-Hit Wonder Day or National Comic Book Day. But thanks to our friends at the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), as of 2015, September 25 is now Research Administrator Day and holds a great deal of meaning to both Cayuse and our customers.

So, what is Research Administrator Day? National Day Calendar defines it as “a day to recognize the contributions made by administrators every day.” At Cayuse, Research Administrator Day means so much more. We view this as not only a day to recognize the contributions made by research administrators, but also a day to truly recognize the people who dedicate their time, energy and effort to make those contributions.

Research administrators perform an often thankless job on an everyday basis, serving faculty and researchers, protecting those researchers as well as their organizations as they selflessly perform their duties. Research administrators are what make the research world go round, and without them, we wouldn’t benefit from the societal and scientific advancements that make the world a better place.

I’m glad we now have Research Administrator Day to help recognize these contributions.

On a personal level, research administrators are awesome people, to say the least. I have had the pleasure of spending time with research administrators at community events across the country for years. I am also fortunate to work with former research administrators who are now part of the Cayuse family. Through these relationships with so many dedicated professionals, I can say that a day named in their honor is but a mere token of the respect and admiration they deserve.

If you know a research administrator, take a moment to thank them on Research Administrator Day. If you are a research administrator, thank you so much for all that you do. If you’re both a research administrator and a Cayuse customer, let us know what we can do for you. At Cayuse, we are dedicated to your success, and we’re always interested in what we can do to make it easier for you to succeed. You support others. We support you.

Follow the #ResearchAdministratorDay conversation on Twitter and see how we’re celebrating Research Administrator Day.