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.

2024-2025 Mentoring Program

The 2024-2025 NORDP Mentoring Program applications will open in May 2024. 



NORDP is the only professional association dedicated solely to Research Development. We are a robust and diverse community of nearly 1,200 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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Nominate for the NORDP Board

The nomination period is still open! Consider nominating one or more individuals to apply for the NORDP board by February 29, 2024. The process is simple (takes ~1 minute) and requires the name of a NORDP member, including yourself, who you think would be an excellent addition to the NORDP board. The nomination form is available here.

If you have questions about the session or the election process, please email the Nominating Committee directly at [email protected]

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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! 

PEERD Consulting Program