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 SARIMA (June 2023 – May 2025)




EARMA to host the 10th INORMS Congress in 2025. See the Congress website for details.

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!


CARA to host the 11th INORMS Congress in 2027.

We are pleased to announce that the INORMS Council has selected The Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) as the host of INORMS Congress 2027  in Montreal, Canada. 

INORMS Awards for Excellence in Research Management Leadership 2025

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.


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.



Botswana Statement

The Botswana Statement was endorsed by the INORMS Council on its meeting 23 April 2024. 


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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