International Network of Research Management Societies




INORMS was formed in 2001 to bring together research management societies and associations from across the globe. Its purpose is to enable interactions, sharing of good practice, and joint activities between the member societies, to the benefit of their individual memberships.

Each member society has its own distinct remit, constitution, membership and geographical base, but we each face similar issues. The nature of research management and administration is changing, and it is becoming more professional. The economic and political imperatives and pressures are common across the globe. The network enables the officers of the member societies to compare their national or regional issues, and to learn from each other. Through INORMS, we are able to transfer training course structure and content, adopt comparable support mechanisms, and jointly develop training materials.

The objectives of INORMS are:

  • to internationalise the body of knowledge on research management
  • to exchange best practice
  • to develop international approaches to supporting the research enterprise

We hold INORMS Congresses biennially, usually linked to one of the member societies' annual meetings. The first such Congress took place in Brisbane in 2006.



INORMS 2018 Congress

The next INORMS congress will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 4-7 June 2018




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