INORMS comprises of a membership network of research management societies from around the globe.
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.
The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) is the professional society for research managers and administrators working throughout Australasia and Singapore.
Since its founding in 1999, the ARMS network has grown to involve more than 2700 members from universities, research agencies and institutes, medical research institutes, R&D corporations, research centres, government departments, funding bodies, industrial R&D teams, service providers, commercialisation bodies and consultancies.
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.
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.
DARMA was formed in 2006 and held its first formal annual meeting in June 2009. DARMA already has 130 members in a country of five million people, with five large and five small universities. All universities in Denmark are represented, plus a few members from public and private sponsors and the private sector.
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.
Finn-ARMA, the Finnish Association of Research Managers and Advisors 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.
German Association for Research Managers and Administrators (GARMA, Germany)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.