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 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 Board Forum: January 27 at 1 pm EST

Have you considered running for the NORDP Board of Directors? Considering a run in the future? Join us to hear directly from NORDP’s current Board of Directors on what it means to serve, strategic priorities for NORDP over the next few years, and specific roles needed for the board to ensure continuity of operations. This session is designed as a Zoom Meeting and as such, participants should come prepared to ask questions directly to members of the board. The event is hosted by the NORDP Governance Committee and Nominating Committee. At the conclusion, the Nominating Committee will share the next steps and timeline for the 2021 nomination process and election process. The event will be recorded and posted to the NORDP site.

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