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.

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Did you know that donations to NORDP are tax deductible? Your donation will help support a broad variety of initiatives... and often your employer will match it.

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NORDP is the only professional association dedicated solely to Research Development. We are a robust and diverse community of more than 1,100 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 2022 Sponsorships now Available

Sponsorship opportunities for the 14th Annual Research Development Conference, which will be held virtually April 25-28, are now available. Last year's virtual gathering was NORDP's largest ever with more than 700 attendees.


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