PEERD Consulting Program


A NORDP PEERD review allows institutions to view their research development operations through an external, objective lens, thereby helping to improve the impact and effectiveness of the unit.

NORDP utilizes a flat-rate structure for PEERD services, which covers all costs for:

    • Reviewer fees
    • Planning conference call in advance of site visit
    • On-site visit
    • Exit interview(s) with institutional representative(s)
    • A confidential, detailed written report containing information such as a needs assessment, ideas for activities/programs to meet those needs, guidance on enhancing the research enterprise, best practices from other institutions, and benchmarking tools (contents of report are tailored to institutional review goals)

In addition, the institution will separately cover on-site costs for the review team, including:

    • Lodging
    • Ground transportation between airport and hotel
    • Daily transportation between hotel and meeting location(s)
    • Lunches

Institutions interested in requesting a PEERD review can request a no-obligation cost estimate to aid in planning.

A minimum of 6-8 weeks should be planned between a PEERD review request and the site visit.