Research facilitation is a credible profession. An ever increasing number of individuals are considering a career in research administration. This presentation will cover several strategies that are essential for effective research facilitation based on 12 years of personal experience including keeping track of your research activities, working closely with your supervisor, having a realistic work plan, getting to know your faculty, connecting with peers, and finding a mentor. Important topics such as overtime hours, staying healthy and maintaining your passion will also be discussed. Lastly, the presentation will wrap up with 15 practical tips to maximize your work performance.