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.

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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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NORDP2021 is Still Open!

Conference may have ended, but one advantage of hosting a virtual event is that the vast majority of conference content was recorded. Because of that, even if you missed it "live" you can still benefit from all the plenaries, more than 7 hours of lightning talks, and 40 concurrent education sessions. Register now and gain a robust library of RD training to last throughout the year. Learn more 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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