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.

2022-23 Mentoring Program Kickoff

The NORDP Mentoring Program is a benefit available to all NORDP Members. The full program will kick off with Celebrating Mentoring Days, June 29-30, online. Come for some of the program - or all!



NORDP is the only professional association dedicated solely to Research Development. We are a robust and diverse community of nearly 1,200 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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Anne Maglia Named NORDP President

Anne Maglia, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, became NORDP President on July 1. You can view and email all of NORDP's 2022-2023 officers and board members by clicking the link below.


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