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INORMS 2020 - will be held online 2021

  • 24 May 2021
  • (UTC+02:00)
  • 27 May 2021
  • (UTC+02:00)
  • Online

INORMS 2020, Hiroshima has been postponed to 2021 and will be held online

Promoting Diversity in Research and Research Management Collaborations: More Trans-National, More Trans-Disciplinary, More Trans-Sectoral

RMAN-J has set the above theme for INORMS 2020 based on its following understanding. Academic collaboration in this interconnected world involves increasing interaction among academics from different countries and disciplines. Further, stakeholders outside of academia should join these discussions for better research management and administration. It is only through weaving diverse trans-national, trans-disciplinary, and trans-sectoral threads into a diverse tapestry that we can succeed in facing the complex global challenges of today.

This meeting provides the opportunity for research managers and administrators from across the globe to meet, to learn and to discuss issues of research management, to develop professionally, and to network. INORMS 2020 will have the following tracks:

  1. Global Collaboration
  2. Partnerships and Innovation beyond Academia
  3. Research Evaluation and Impact
  4. Professional Development of Researchers and Research Managers
  5. Research Integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research

Key dates 2019

  • June 19 Call for Abstracts opens 
  • August 16 Deadline for Abstract submission
  • October Notification of accepted Abstracts
    Call for Posters opens 
  • December Release of the Conference Program

Key dates 2020

  • End of February Early Bird Registration closes / General Registration opens 
  • May 25-28 INORMS 2020 Hiroshima See more on
DARMA members can apply for a DARMA travel stipend 


Message from the INORMS planning committee

It is with great regret that, due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone INORMS 2020 until May 24 – 27, 2021.

All the registrations of delegates, speakers, presenters, and sponsors will be carried forward to the postponed event in May 2021 at the same venue in Hiroshima, Japan. Information about registration and cancellation policies will be updated on the congress website once the secretariat is ready.

As a consequence, the next INORMS Congress, which was scheduled to take place in 2022 in Mauritius, has been postponed a further year until May 30 – June 2, 2023. The venues remain as before.

RMAN-J and the Organizing Committee of INORMS 2020 are most grateful to SARIMA for enabling this to happen. We appreciate that those planning to attend INORMS 2020 may already have made substantial arrangements, and we wholeheartedly apologize for any inconvenience and costs you may have incurred. We hope you will agree, however, that this was the only responsible course of action we could take.

Yours sincerely,

Norifumi Miyokawa

Chair, INORMS 2020 Planning Committee

See more on INORMS website


Message from the INORMS planning committee 14 December 2020

Dear all registrant,

After much consideration, we have decided that the INORMS 2021 congress will be held fully online.

This has been an exceptionally difficult decision but, in consideration of the health and safety of our community in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that it is the best decision that we can make at this time.

Although it will not be possible for us to meet in person in Hiroshima, we are planning a variety of virtual opportunities for delegates to share their experiences and enjoy the networking and community for which the INORMS congresses are known.

We will make a further announcement regarding the details of the virtual INORMS 2021 congress in due course.

Thank you for understanding our difficult position with respect to this unexpected crisis.

Yours sincerely,

Nori Miyokawa, Ph.D.

Chair, INORMS 2021 Planning Committee


As announced on the congress website, we have decided to hold the INORMS 2021 congress fully online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been an exceptionally difficult decision, but the safety and health of our community are our primary concern. Your kind understanding about the necessary changes would be greatly appreciated.

Since the Congress outline and Registration fees of the Online Congress have been amended, we are contacting you regarding the updates.

The INORMS2021 Online Congress offers:


  • Opening Ceremony on May 25, 2021 (JST) the recorded video can be viewed on demand after the Ceremony through to June 30, 2021 (JST)
  • Oral Sessions including Plenary Sessions, Invited Sessions, Special Session, Sponsored Sessions and Ignite Sessions
  • Poster Sessions can be viewed in PDF format
  • Closing Ceremony (available after 5pm on May 27, 2021(JST))
  • Meeting Hub and Discussion Forum (Chat systems) will be available on the virtual platform.

* We will contact presentation speakers with more information by email later this month.

  • Exhibitors' brochures and videos will be available. Delegates can communicate with exhibitors via a text-based Meeting HUB, which includes live interactive hours specified by each exhibitor between May 24 and 27, 2021 (JST)).
  • and more, to be announced at a later date.


Registration deadlines, fees and cancellation policies have been revised as follows:

General deadline: Thursday 17:00 Japan time, April 15, 2021 *revised Late deadline: Thursday 17:00 Japan time, May 27, 2021 *extended

Since the INORMS 2021 congress will be held fully online, the Registration fees have been amended to 80% of the original Registration fees. In addition, the category of Day pass has been deleted and those who have applied for the Day pass category will be requested to change the category to Full-delegate. On-site registration has been deleted and we have extended the deadline of Late registration until May 27.

The Fee for the Congress Dinner and Visa will be fully refunded.

More details regarding Registration fees are available on the congress website (


**Refund policy (part of Registration fees, Fee of Congress Dinner and Visa) will be announced in a separate e-mail to those who have paid the fees. This refund policy will be applied to those who have paid the registration fees, fee for Congress Dinner and/or fee for visa by February 16, 2021 ONLY. If you have paid registration fees and do not receive an e-mail with a refund form by February 18, 2021, please contact the INORMS 2021 Registration Desk (

Until Thursday April 15, 2021 ----- 25% refund minus fees On and after Friday, April 16, 2021 ----- No refund

More details are available on the congress website (

The recorded videos can be viewed until June 30 so that it is possible for you to join and listen to multiple parallel sessions which is impossible for the in-person Congress.

We are excited to be able to offer you this Online Congress and hope that you will join us in this event.

Yours sincerely,

Norifumi Miyokawa

Chair, INORMS 2021 Planning Committee

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