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 is the only professional association dedicated solely to Research Development. We are a robust and diverse community with a culture of helping one another advance research in higher education. 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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Coming Online: Annual Meeting, Candidate Forum and More!

Due to the cancellation of NORDP 2020, NORDP's Annual Business Meeting and the Candidate Forum will be featured online this year. If you can't attend "live" both events will be recorded and posted for later viewing. Also coming soon - NORDP 2020 programs and presentations. Visit the new Event Calendar (on the right side navigation menu) to see everything that's going on.

Event Calendar


Do you need to evaluate research development at your institution?

Check the NORDP Program for External Evaluation of Research Development (PEERD) Find out more! 

PEERD Consulting Program