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 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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NORDP News is a blog for research development professionals. You can also follow what's happening by trialing our listserv for 30 days, or following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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NORDP2020: Join us for one "hot" Summer!

NORDP2020 is happening virtually through October! Nearly 20 "live" sessions will be held, with recordings, slides and handouts available for viewing for everyone during the next year. To join or watch  a session, just register for it using the link below. The programs are free to NORDP members, and $30 per session for nonmembers. 



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