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 is the only professional association dedicated solely to Research Development. We are a robust and diverse community with a culture of helping 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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Virtual NORDP 2020: Join us for one "hot" Summer!

The physical aspects of NORDP 2020 may have been cancelled... but there are many programs, workshops - and even the poster session - coming your way this summer.  Visit the Event Calendar (on the right side navigation menu) to see everything that's going on. Members: Don't forget that you can access an archive of recordings of all NORDP's professional development webinars! Just log in to the Members Only area and click on Professional Development.

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Do you need to evaluate research development at your institution?

Check out the NORDP Program for External Evaluation of Research Development (PEERD). We can help! 

PEERD Consulting Program