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Our Annual Meeting is heading to New Orleans! Join us during the month of October for access to a vast slate of workshops, main events, educational tracks and social networking opportunities designed to fit our members' schedules and needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Clean and Safe Protocols

During these challenging times, SRAI is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all Annual Conference participants and staff. We are continually moderating the preventative measures for our Annual Conference to be in accordance with the guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Marriott New Orleans.

For more information, please visit our web page on Clean and Safe Protocols.


When will registration close? What are the registration rates?

You can register throughout October, with registration closing October 7. Click here to register. 

What does my registration fee include?

Full Meeting registration rate includes access to all learning activities Monday-Wednesday, the Opening Reception and the Exhibit Hall. Registered attendees will also receive access to all available session handouts online and the participant list. Meals included are: food and beverage at the Monday evening event; tea and coffee; and lunch Monday and Tuesday. Lunch is included on Saturday and Sunday for workshop attendees participating in full-day or two half-day workshops on the same day. 

I am not a member of SRAI but my coworker is and cannot attend. Can I use their membership to register at the member rate? 

Membership for SRAI is individual and nontransferable to others. However, research professionals registering for the meeting as a nonmember will receive a complimentary one-year membership for SRA International! For more information on SRA International membership please see the Membership page

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

A confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via email immediately upon registering online or via phone. The confirmation will come from the email address registration@srainternational.org, so please add this address to your "safe list." For registrations made by check, please allow two weeks for processing; confirmation of registration will be sent via email upon processing. If you do not receive confirmation after 30 days, please do not hesitate to contact our registration department at +1 (703) 741-0140 ext. 222 or at registration@srainternational.org.

Will I be refunded if I have to cancel my registration?

We are sorry that you won't be able to join us for this exceptional learning and networking experience! However, we understand that things happen so if you simply can't attend, please notify us per email at registration@srainternational.org by Friday, October 1. Refunds will be processed less a $75 meeting cancellation fee and $25 cancellation fee per workshop administrative fee. No refunds will be made after October 1 or for no-shows. Registration substitutions from the same institution are accepted; membership substitutions are not accepted. If you are unable to attend but someone else from your organization can come in your place, please notify us in writing via email at registration@srainternational.org.

I am an international attendee. Do I need a visa to come to the meeting?

For more information about invitation letters please visit the International Guests Page.

General Info

Where will the conference program take place? 

The conference will be held at the New Orleans Marriott. Locations for all events not being held at the main conference hotel will be noted in the Schedule-at-a-Glance

What is the dress code? 

We want you to be comfortable so you can enjoy your meeting experience! Therefore, business casual dress is strongly encouraged. We suggest bringing a lighter sweater or jacket with you during the day as the conference rooms are air-conditioned. 

How could I give back to the Society? 

If you want to get the most out of the 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting, get involved by choosing one of the different volunteer opportunities onsite. Don't miss your chance for networking opportunities with fellow research administrators! More information on ways you can volunteer is coming soon. 

Is there an app for the event? 

The SRAI mobile app will be available for download closer to the event. We advise you to download the event app in advance, so you can put your own schedule together and download session presentations. 

What is the best way to stay tuned to news about the conference? 

The main conference website is updated on a constant basis and we are sending email updates as well. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more details. 


Which certificates are offered at this year’s 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting? 

The three (4) certificates that will be offered in their entirety at the 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting are:

  • Clinical Trials Research Administration (CTRA)
  • Introduction to Research Administration and Management (IRAM)
  • Leadership (LD) 
  • Research Law (RL)

Check out the Certificates page for more information. 

Do I need to sign up for a workshop in advance? What is the charge for a workshop? 

Workshops are options pre-conference events that need extra signup in advance. There are full-day and half-day workshops that take place on Saturday and Sunday before the conference. Pricing information will be posted soon on the Registration page. 

Where could I find more information about the workshops and the concurrent sessions?

The complete program of the 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting will be posted this summer on the Education page

Do I need to sign up in advance for the concurrent sessions?

The concurrent sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are part of the conference registration rate. You don't need to select sessions in advance. For complete program, please check back this summer to the Education page

Is there a difference between Tracks and Certificates?

Tracks are designed to develop the content in a way that assures value-added opportunities for attendees. Tracks represent major subjects and issues in research administration. 

The SRAI Certificate Program offers comprehensive training in specific areas of research administration. The three (4) certificates that will be offered in their entirety at the 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting are:

  • Clinical Trials Research Administration (CTRA)
  • Introduction to Research Administration and Management (IRAM)
  • Leadership (LD) 
  • Research Law (RL)
Check out the Certificates page for more information. 


What hotels have been reserved? 

This year the main conference hotel is the New Orleans MarriottPlease refer to the Hotel Page for more information, rates and how to book your room. If you have any questions please contact Emily Mincey at emincey@srainternational.org.

Can I make my hotel reservations now?

The Annual Meeting room block is now open. You can find all information on the Hotel & Travel page. Please note that meeting registration and hotel reservations are separate from each other. SRA International is not responsible for hotel reservations.

What is the conference room rate?

SRA International has secured a block of rooms starting at $257 USD + tax/night.

How and when to cancel my room?

We are sorry that you won't be joining us. You must cancel your room reservation 3 days prior to your scheduled arrival to the hotel to receive a refund. Your room reservation and meeting registration are separate from each other. Canceling your meeting registration does NOT cancel your room reservation and vice versa.

Exhibit Hall

When is the Exhibit Hall open?

The Exhibit Hall will be open Monday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, on Tuesday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and on Wednesday from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Coffee and tea will be available in the Exhibit Hall when open. Stay tuned for a full list of this year's exhibitors. 

Are there other ways for me to connect with exhibitors? 

We know you might not be able to get all of your questions answered during exhibit hall hours, so don't hesitate to contact any of this year's exhibitors through the mobile app (coming in September). 

My question is not answered here! Who should I contact?

We're sorry that we could not anticipate your needs. Please email us at srameetings@srainternational.org so we can assist you!

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