Welcome to NORDP!

NORDP is the premier organization for everyone working strategically to support research excellence. That support can take any number of different forms including, but not limited to:

  • Improving researchers' grant-getting skills
  • Fostering collaborations
  • Managing multidisciplinary research centers or programs
  • Connecting researchers with one another and with needed resources
  • Helping to mobilize knowledge and discovery in the broader research enterprise

NORDP's role is to provide the tools and the underlying mindset for transforming the ways in which research development professionals and our strategic partners – at every level, from those just beginning in this line of work to those who have been involved in RD for years – think about the many different ways in which we contribute to the research enterprise.

Please take a few moments to explore the website and the resources we have here. We also hope you'll join our listserv, read the NORDP News blog, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Michael Spires, M.A., M.S., CRA, NORDP President
Research Development Officer, Sciences
The Research Office | Oakland University

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Lincoln Memorial

The 10th annual NORDP Research Development Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, May 7-9, 2018. More details to come.

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NORDP Announces New Officers

The NORDP Board of Directors ratified the results of the 2017 Board elections, welcoming three new members and one returning member…

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In Support of Research Advocacy

From Gretchen Kiser, NORDP President: NORDP believes that a strong research enterprise is essential for the nation’s economy and the world’s innovation. We believe that it is in the national interest to support research in the sciences, arts, and humanities… Read the complete statement on the NORDP Blog.

Strategic Alliances Travel Awards

The Strategic Alliances Committee is pleased to offer travel awards available for members to represent NORDP at relevant scholarly and professional meetings.

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NORDP Regions

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