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.

NORDP Welcomes a New Board

July 1 starts another NORDP year and the Association is welcoming 3 new officers, 5 new directors and celebrating the return of another. This year's Board will be led by NORDP President Jill Jividen, PhD, Director of Research Development at the University of Michigan.

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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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2022 NORDP Award Nominations due Dec. 1

NORDP offers a number of member-nominated awards to shine a spotlight on the outstanding accomplishments of individuals making exemplary contributions to the organization as well as the profession and/or field of research development. Nominations for the 2020 NORDP awards are due by 5 pm ET on December 1. An informational meeting is planned on October 29, at 2 pm ET. Register here, and learn more about the various NORDP awards and criteria below.

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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! 

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