The mission of NORDP is to advance the global capacity for and impact of research by strengthening the practice and profession of research development.

NORDP fosters a culture of inclusive excellence by actively promoting and supporting diversity, inclusion and equity in all its forms to expand our worldview, enrich our work, and elevate our profession.

2021 NORDP Year in Review: June 23 at Noon ET

Join NORDP's Board of Directors to learn what our organization has accomplished this year, and where we're headed in 2022. In previous years, this event was known as the "annual business meeting."  We first moved this event online in 2020, and we enjoyed record attendance then - so we're keeping the meeting virtual! This webinar is limited to members only.

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NORDP is the only professional association dedicated solely to Research Development. We are a robust and diverse community of more than 1,000 members who help one another advance research globally. Our goals are to serve our members—Research Development professionals—and their institutions. We support your professional development and provide tools for you to enhance research competitiveness in your institution as well as catalyze new research and institutional collaborations. 


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NORDP News is a blog for research development professionals. You can also follow what's happening by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Celebrating Mentoring - June 29-30

 A special two-day virtual program focused on mentoring and hosted by NORDP's Mentoring Committee takes place Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 30. The program features several speakers, demonstrations of the new software, and celebrates the close out this year's program and the kick-off of the new program year. See more details and register below.


Enhance and Expand Research Development at your Institution

The NORDP Program for External Evaluation of Research Development (PEERD) offers valuable benchmarking tools, best practices and guidance to enhance your research development activities and expand the research enterprise. Flexibly priced and scheduled services include a full onsite review, virtual consultations, competitive analyses, presentations and workshops. Learn more today! 

PEERD Consulting Program