Research Administration as a Profession (RAAAP) Taskforce
Research Administration as a Profession (RAAAP) is an international survey which seeks to identify the key skills, attitudes and behaviours of successful research management and administration (RMA) leaders.
The initial RAAAP survey, held in 2016, was funded by NCURA. It was led by Simon Kerridge (University of Kent, UK) and Stephanie Scott (Columbia University, USA) as Co-PIs, and supported by an international advisory group. In June 2018, the Council of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) formally endorsed the RAAAP survey as an INORMS initiative
The RAAAP Taskforce was formed in October 2018 and has evolved over the years. Initially it included many members involved in the initial (2016) RAAAP exercise, and expanded to include representation from each of the INORMS Associations and also some other related associations.
The aim of the RAAAP Taskforce is to continue the work of the initial RAAAP survey, by surveying Research Managers and Administrators every three years (or thereabouts), to collect and analyse longitudinal data about the profession. The Taskforce is also responsible for revising the initial survey and editing future iterations of the survey, as required.
The RAAAP survey now comprises two main sections. One section of the survey is a streamlined version of the 2016 survey. This section is intended to remain the same longitudinally. The other section of the survey focuses on a specific area of interest, of particular relevance at the time – the focus of this section will change with each iteration of the survey.
- RAAAP-3 (2022): The third iteration of the RAAAP survey (RAAAP-3) is now live and focusses on “How I Became a Research Manager and Administrator” (HIBARMA) looking at the myriad of ways we find ourselves in this profession.
- RAAAP-2 (2019): The second iteration of the RAAAP survey (RAAAP-2) was launched on 1 October 2019. The ‘guest’ section of the survey focused on “Research Impact”.
- RAAAP (2016): The first iteration of the RAAAP survey attracted responses from over 2,600 individuals from 64 countries. The survey’s findings were presented at RM and INORMS conferences between 2016 and 2018.
The Taskforce will keep you updated on RAAAP work. It will do this primarily:
- At RMA events: Taskforce members are delivering presentations and workshops on RAAAP at major RMA events. See the programme for your Association’s upcoming annual conference, for reference.
- Through email briefings: The Taskforce has regular email briefings which highlight key updates, milestones and developments in RAAAP. If you would like to receive our email updates on RAAAP, please subscribe to our email discussion list.
You can also keep up-to-date with our work by checking #RAAAP on Twitter.
For further information contact your Association’s Taskforce member
RAAAP Taskforce Members
The TaskForce is directed by a Core Group comprising:
Simon Kerridge (Principal Investigator), University of Kent, UK
Madhuri Dutta (Co-PI), George Institute for Global Health, India
Melinda Fischer (Co-PI), Clemson University, US
Cristina Oliveira (Co-PI), NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS), Portugal
Deborah Zornes (Core Group Member), Royal Roads University, Canada
The overall Taskforce comprises:
Key Findings and Outputs
- Research Administration around the World – published in the Research Management Review journal in 2018
- The award-winning poster which illustrates key findings from the first (2016) RAAAP survey.
- You can find links to all RAAAP-related papers, blogs, datasets and material here
Association of Research Managers and Administrators (UK)
Simon Kerridge email@example.com
Julie Bayley firstname.lastname@example.org
Association of Research Managers and Administrators (Netherlands)
Edwin Kanters email@example.com
Ellen Schnek firstname.lastname@example.org
Australasian Research Management Society
Connie Killey email@example.com
Suzy Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryony Wakefield (formerly)
Brazilian Association of Research Managers and Administrators
Aline Pacifico Rodriguez email@example.com
Juliana Juk firstname.lastname@example.org
Fernanda Oliveira email@example.com
Canadian Association of Research Administrators
Deborah Zornes firstname.lastname@example.org
Gwen Hill email@example.com
Danish Association of Research Managers and Administrators
Jan Andersen firstname.lastname@example.org
Annedorte Vad email@example.com
Network of Research- and Transfermanagement FORTRAMA
Paul Winkler firstname.lastname@example.org
Meike Dlaboha email@example.com
Icelandic Association for Research Managers and Administrators (ICEARMA, Iceland)
Ulfar Gislason firstname.lastname@example.org
Svandís Halldórsdóttir email@example.com
Norwegian Network for Administration and Research Management
Ingse Noremsaune firstname.lastname@example.org
Nichole Silva (formerly)
Anja Hegen (formerly)
National Council of University Research Administrators
Stephanie Scott Sfs2110@cumc.columbia.edu
Denise Moody email@example.com
National Organisation of Research Development Professionals [not an INORMS member]
Rachael Dresbeck firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Eck email@example.com
Karen Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org
The Research Manager and Administrator Network Japan (RMAN-J)
Maki Takahashi email@example.com
Norifumi Miyokawa firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA)
Robin Drennan Robin.email@example.com
Pamisha Pillay Pamisha.Pillay@wits.ac.za
Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI)
Cindy M Kiel firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Shambrook Jennifer.Shambrook@ucf.edu
Swedish Association [not an INORMS member]
Anna Raask email@example.com
Evelina Brännvall firstname.lastname@example.org