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RA Appreciation Day

The Research Administration Training Program presents: Research Administrator Appreciation Day!

RA Appreciation Day 2017

Backstage Pass for RAAD on 8/25, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, at Price Center East Ballroom & John Muir Room. Theme: You Rock!

Research Administrators serve an important role in supporting research which is why we want to celebrate the critical role they play at UC San Diego. Join us for a rockin’ morning of appreciation including a message from Sandy Brown, light refreshments, goodies and giveaways. 

How to register

Visit Event Brite and click on the green "REGISTER" button at the top. You will also find more details about the event on the page. 

Photo Contest

As part of this year’s Research Administrator Appreciation Day (RAAD) event we are holding a department photo contest! The goal is to celebrate the teams who support sponsored research and to showcase your department’s mission and appreciate the critical role Research Administrators play at UC San Diego. Winners will be selected by the RA Training Program Development Committee and announced at the RAAD event on August 25th.


  • Photo must display the RAs’ role, and demonstrate your department/team’s mission
  • Only one submission per department
  • Members in the photo must play a role in supporting research administration/sponsored research
  • Photos must be submitted by 5 p.m. on August 3rd to be considered 
    • Please provide the department name and the name and position of each individual in the photo


  • Members in the winning photo will receive RA Training Program fleeces
  • Bragging rights for being awesome!

And remember to have fun with it and get creative! If you have any questions contact Nicole Joyce at njoyce@ucsd.edu or at ext. 61902.

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RA Appreciation Day 2016

Our inagural Research Administrator Appreciation Day event ocurred on October 7, 2016. Over 200 people attended our event and we cannot wait to present to you the next installment! 


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