The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) brings together research management societies and associations from across the globe. Its purpose is to enable interactions, share good practice, and coordinate activities between the member societies, to the benefit of their individual membership.

Each member society has its own distinct remit, constitution, membership and geographical base. 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 INORMS secretariat sits with the Association that hosted the immediate past INORMS Congress – it currently sits with RMAN-J (from June 2021 – May 2023). LEARN MORE



Pre-Congress Study Tour of Southern Africa (May 21-29, 2023)

“Global Challenges in an RMA perspective”

In conjunction with the INORMS 2023 Congress in Durban South Africa, 30th May – 2nd June 2023, EARMA, SARIMA, and DARMA have arranged a pre-congress study tour to outstanding research institutions of Southern Africa. The deadline to express your firm interest is February 1, 2023. See more information (including the registration) at INORMS 2023 Pre-Congress Study Tour of Southern Africa May 21-29.



The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) hosts the INORMS 2023 Congress. The updated information about the available accommodation and workshop held on May 30 is as below. See the Congress website for details.


INORMS Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership 2023

The INORMS Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership recognize outstanding examples of research management leaders who have made substantial contributions to the research management profession internationally. INORMS is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Awards. Member societies should submit their nominations by 1 August 2022.



EARMA to host the 10th INORMS Congress in 2025

We are pleased to announce that the INORMS Council has selected the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) as the host of INORMS 2025. The INORMS Council discussed three excellent bids to host the Congress at its quarterly meeting on February 21, 2022, and selected EARMA’s proposal to hold the 10th INORMS World Congress in Madrid, Spain, in May 2025. Many congratulations to EARMA! We look forward to seeing everybody in Madrid in 2025, but please do not forget about INORMS 2023 Durban in South Africa first!

Hiroshima Statement

At the INORMS International Congress in May 2021, the Hiroshima Statement was formally signed by members of the INORMS Council. An initiative led by RMAN-J, the Research Manager and Administrator Network Japan, the Statement enshrines a set of 5 principles and responsibilities common to the collective memberships of INORMS member associations.


INORMS Sister Association Reciprocal Benefit Strategy (ISARBS)

ISARBS is a new initiative that allows participating members of the INORMS community of research management associations to benefit from discounted rates on certain events, publications and other products offered by other associations in the INORMS community.


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