The INORMS network enables the officers of its member Associations to compare their national, international or regional issues, and to learn from each other. Each member Association has its own distinct remit, constitution, membership and geographical base, but all face similar issues. Through INORMS, member Associations are able to transfer training course structure and content, adopt comparable support mechanisms, jointly develop training materials, and jointly influence policy.
The INORMS Council provides leadership for the network. The Council is chaired by the President/Chair of the Association hosting the immediate past INORMS Congress currently the President of the Australasian Research Management Society (from September 2016 – June 2018). The Incoming Chair also provides Secretariat support for the Council over a two-year period. Broader membership of the Council is made up of the Chairs/Presidents of the Member Associations. The governance of the INORMS Council is underpinned by a set of Operating Principles which are reviewed annually by the Council.
The INORMS Council appointed a Working Group in September 2017 whose aims is to strengthen the value proposition of the network by progressing ideas and joint initiatives endorsed by the Council for the greater benefit of the network. The INORMS Working Group is governed by a set of Terms of Reference.