Our Members

INORMS comprises of a membership network of research management societies from around the globe.


Association of Research Managers and Administrators (UK)

ARMA, formed in 1991, is the professional association for research managers and administrators in the UK, and currently has around 2,700 individual members. The majority of ARMA’s members are from UK universities, but the association also includes members from hospitals, research institutes and funders, from the UK and other countries in Europe and Africa.

Association of Research Managers and Administrators (The Netherlands)

The Dutch Association for professionals working in the support and advice on European and (inter-)national externally financed research,
innovation and education projects. Our mission is to support the professionalization of our members by offering a platform for exchange
of expertise, knowledge and experiences and to provide an overview of training opportunities and courses.

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Australasian Research Management Society

The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) is the Australasian association of Research Management Professionals.  Since its founding in 1999, ARMS’ membership has grown to over 4000 members spanning universities, independent research institutions, government and health research organisations from across the Australasian region including Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

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Brazilian Association of Research Managers and Administrators

BRAMA was founded in 2013 represents the community of Scientific Research Managers of Brazil. The Association aims to promote the development and recognition of these professionals, enhance their career and performance, foster exchange among research managers, promote congresses, symposia and courses.

Canadian Association of Research Administrators

The Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) is a national voice for research administrators in Canada. With more than 1000 members, the professional organization’s strength is in its diversity and comprehensive approach to research administration. CARA provides a critical interface between stakeholders in the management of the research enterprise.

Chinese Association for Science of Science and Science &Technology Policy (CASSSP)

The Chinese Association for Science of Science and Science &Technology Policy (CASSSP) is a public academic organization and juridical association of scholars engaged in science and technology policy studies in China, a component of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). Established on June 9, 1982, CASSSP joined CAST in 1985 and ranks as the top class association in China. CASSSP has a big group of outstanding scholars and experts in the domain of science of science, science management, science and technology policy. The scholars, experts and practitioners have organized activities to develop the Chinese science, technology policy and administration, and promote the scientific and democratic decision-making.

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Danish Association of Research Managers and Administrators

DARMA was officially established in November 2008. DARMA has 250 members in a country of 5,5 million people and eight universities. All universities in Denmark are represented, and DARMA has a growing membership from university colleges plus members from public and private sponsors and the private sector.

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European Association of Research Managers and Administrators

EARMA was formed in 1994 and represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators (RM&As) in Europe. EARMA members work in industry, academia, the public and private sectors. We work with the EU Commission, national and international funding agencies. EARMA provides a networking forum, a learning platform, and a place to share experiences and best practice among RM&As throughout EARMA and in the wider RM&A community.


Finnish Association of Research Managers and Administrators

Finn-ARMA, the Finnish Association of Research Managers and Administrators was founded in 2012 as a network of Finnish universities’ research services. Research services support universities’ research activities and include services e.g. in research funding, legal and contractual matters, innovation and entrepreneurship and research administration.

Network of Research- and Transfermanagement (FORTRAMA)

FORTRAMA, a non-profit association of over 450 individual and 90 institutional members, was founded in 2018. It continues the work of the former informal network “forschungsreferenten.de”which dated back more than 15 years. The association aims to firmly establish the profession of research and transfer managers in the scientific landscape. The association collaborates with national funding organisations. Besides the annual conference it offers training programmes and working groups and thus fosters the exchange among research and transfer managers.

Malaysia Association of Research Managers and Administrators (MyRMA)

MyRMA is a national-level association established in 2019, and is open to individuals and organizations interested in or supporting research management objectives, including organizations engaged in research such as Institutions of Higher Education (Public and Private), Institutions and research agencies, and Funders.

The formation of MyRMA signifies our readiness to enhance management and administration of the Malaysian research ecosystem at a professional level, on par with international practices.

MyRMA aims to be a platform for research managers/administrators from the public, private, academic, and research agencies, as well as donors, to interact, exchange ideas, conduct collaborative activities. This is expected to contribute towards enhancing the effectiveness of research management and the quality of the research itself, as well as the return on investment.


National Council of University Research Administrators

NCURA, founded in 1959, is an organisation of over 7,000 individuals with professional interests in the administration of sponsored programs at colleges, universities, teaching hospitals and independent not for profit research institutes. NCURA’s core mission is education and it does this by providing over 40 programmes each year with its training workshops, national conferences, television broadcasts, and on-line tutorials. In addition, NCURA has a robust website that includes virtual communities, designed by topic area, where colleagues may find the latest information and ask questions or provide information to each other.

National Organization of Research Development Professionals

NORDP’s mission is to advance the global capacity for and impact of research by strengthening the practice and profession of research development. NORDP was established in 2010 as part of a grassroots movement to build a community of Research Development (RD) professionals driven to enhance the research enterprise. Research Development encompasses a set of strategic, catalytic, and capacity-building activities that advance research, especially in higher education. RD professionals build capacity within their institutions thru services and resources that transcend disciplinary, administrative, and institutional barriers and create programs to spur discovery and knowledge creation. RD professionals help researchers and their institutions become more successful planners, communicators, grant writers, and advocates. NORDP supports RD professionals. Over 10 years, NORDP has grown from an informal network and is almost 1000 members strong, representing a diverse set of over 400 universities, independent research institutes, academic medical centers, hospitals, and similar institutions, and including RD professionals from all US states and multiple countries around the globe.


Norwegian Network for Administration and Research Management

NARMA was established in 2013 by the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR). is an arena for professional development, mutual learning and increased inter- national participation of research administration and funding support in Norway. NARMA has approximately 700 individual members, of which 39 higher education institutions are members of UHR.



PraxisAuril was formed in 2010 by merging the Praxis and Unico organisations to become the UK’s leading Tech and Knowledge Transfer organisation. PraxisAuril is an educational not-for-profit organisation set up to support innovation and commercialisation of public sector and charity research for social and economic impact.

It encourages innovation and acts as a voice for the research commercialisation profession, facilitating the interaction between the public sector research base, business and government. PraxisAuril provides a forum for best practice exchange, underpinned by first-class training and development programmes.

Research Manager and Administrator Network Japan

The Research Manager and Administrator Network Japan (RMAN-J) has started to unite Japanese URAs and reach out to the rest of the world.


Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association

SARIMA, formed in 2002, is a membership organisation of Research and Innovation Managers that operates at an institutional, national and international level, as well as across the value chain, from research through to successful innovation (commercialization). The purpose of the association is to promote research and innovation management for the benefit of southern Africa.

Society of Research Administrators International

SRAI, (founded in 1967) is a non-profit association dedicated to the education and the professional development of research administrators, as well as the enhancement of public understanding of the importance of research and its administration. The Society’s mission reflects the following purposes: The education of research administrators, professionals in related fields, and the public through the exchange of information, individual contacts, professional presentations, formal and informal meetings and publications and the improvement of communications among researchers, host institutions and organizations, the sponsors of research administrators, and the general public.


West African Research and Innovation Management Association

WARIMA was formed in 2007 and has members from across West Africa.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities

The ACU, established in 1913, is the world’s first and oldest international university network, The ACU is a UK-registered charity, with over 500 member institutions in over 50 countries across the Commonwealth. ACU bring together many of the most prestigious and well-funded universities internationally with relatively new institutions in some of the world’s least developed countries. The ACU’s engagement with INORMS is primarily through its ‘Research Management and Uptake Programme’.

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