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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NORDP2021 is Now Open!

With 650 attendees NORDP2021 is not only NORDP's largest conference, but its longest as well with four full weeks of programming. Beginning at 9 am ET on April 26, registrants will have access to more than 7 hours of pre-recorded videos using the link below. This week will also feature a variety of roundtables, open sessions and more. If you've registered for NORDP2021, watch your inbox for details!

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 by visiting PEERD during #NORDP2021! 

PEERD Consulting Program