PEERD NORDP Consulting Program

The NORDP Program for External Evaluation of Research Development (PEERD) is designed to provide client organizations the opportunity for an external evaluation of their research development operations and/or program by a team of qualified NORDP members from peer institutions. This evaluation can provide research institutions with valuable benchmarking tools, best practices and guidance to enhance research development program activities at their institutions.

The NORDP PEERD team will conduct onsite review of program activities and interview key stakeholders to determine program strengths, limitations, and opportunities. A detailed report will be provided that is designed to assist research leaders and research development professionals with identifying institutional and stakeholder needs, improving services, and setting strategic directions.

A long term goal for the NORDP PEERD is to help our growing organization develop a set of best practices and standards that will stimulate further development and professionalization of this emerging field. For additional questions please email

PEERD consultant criteria:

  • 5 or more years leadership role in research development
  • Three years minimum as a NORDP member, including conference attendance
  • Participation in program evaluation and/or strategic planning at your or another institution
  • Service in NORDP preferred
  • Previous review (limited submission, grants, manuscripts or internal award) experience 


  • Applications due via online form by June 30, 2017 
  • Peer Consultant Applicants will be selected and notified in August 2017
  • Marketing materials and a marketing plan will be developed for an expected roll-out by August 1

Application consists of:

  • Answering questions related to:
    • View of the value of research development globally and in your institution
    • Critical skills that you bring to the program
    • Summary of your experience, type of institution and research level infrastructure
    • Evidence of how you meet the selection criteria. 

• Two professional references with contact information
• A CV or resume
• If you meet the PEERD eligibility criteria we invite you to complete the online application.

Relationship Management Roles and Responsibilities: