INORMS - The International Network of Research Management
DARMA is member of INORMS. That means that as a DARMA member you are also an INORMS member.
The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) brings together research management societies and associations from across the globe. Its purpose is to enable interactions, share good practice, and coordinate activities between the member societies, to the benefit of their individual membership.
Each member society has its own distinct remit, constitution, membership and geographical base. The network enables the officers of the member societies to compare their national or regional issues, and to learn from each other. Through INORMS, we are able to transfer training course structure and content, adopt comparable support mechanisms, and jointly develop training materials.
The INORMS secretariat sits with the Association that hosted the immediate past INORMS Congress.
The INORMS homepage is www.inorms.net
DARMA members currently volunteering for INORMS
- DARMA is represented in the INORMS council by the DARMA President Annedorte Vad, KU
- DARMA is represented in the INORMS Working Group by Jan Andersen, SDU
- DARMA is represented in the INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group by Marianne Gauffriau, ITU
Past representation in INORMS
- Olaf Svenningsen (SDU) has been on the INORMS council and Working Group
- John Westensee (AU) has been on the INORMS council and Working Group
- Lone Bredahl Jensen (SDU) has been on the INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group
INORMS Sister Association Reciprocal Benefit Strategy (ISARBS)
ISARBS is a new initiative that allows participating members of the INORMS community of research management associations to benefit from discounted rates on certain events, publications and other products offered by other associations in the INORMS community.
The list of participating associations can be found on INORMS website where you also find information on what these associations are offering, and how to go about securing your discount
ISARBS is open to members of research management associations affiliated to INORMS participating in the ISARBS Strategy. These are:
To avoid unintended competition between INORMS member associations, agreed geographical restrictions have been put in place, with the result that some INORMS associations are unable to offer ISARBS discounts in some countries. In relation to DARMA discounts, you must be a member of a research management association outside of Europe affiliated to INORMS and participating in the ISARBS Strategy.
Are you a member of a participating ISARBS association and would like to benefit from an ISARBS discount on an DARMA event?
If you are a member of one of the participating ISARBS associations, you can secure discounted rates for DARMA’s events. You will pay the same rates as DARMA members or participate for free in events that are free to DARMA members. Remember, you need to be a current (paid-up) member of one of the above-listed associations in order to be able to benefit from the scheme. Checks will be carried out from time to time to verify members’ identity and affiliation.
To secure your discounted or free participation write to the DARMA Treasurer who will register you for the event(s) once you provide:
- your full name
- your email address
- your employing institution
- the name of your RMA association (which must be one of the participating INORMS Associations)
- and, if appropriate, your membership number/unique identifier (not all Associations have this)
- the names and dates of the event(s) you would like to attend.
Please note that most of DARMA’s events are conducted in Danish.
More about ISARBS
Based on an original idea from SRAi, ISARBS arose from a discussion at the INORMS Council to explore how best practice in Research Management and Administration (RMA) could be shared in an affordable manner across the world by INORMS respective memberships. An underpinning principle of ISARBS is that members of participating INORMS associations pay the same rates as those paid by the vending association’s own members.
The Hiroshima statement
Essential Practice of Research Management and Administration
The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) enables interactions, sharing of good practice, and joint activities between the member societies worldwide, irrespective of their national political situation, to the benefit of their individual memberships. We all face similar challenges and aspire to a common goal: to improve our local, national, and global research landscapes. For this, we need a set of common principles, which are described in this Statement.
Principles and Responsibilities
- Collegiate: RMAs work in partnership with researchers and other professionals to add value to the research enterprise. They share information and best practice among the research community.
- Inclusive: RMAs value the diversity of individuals, skills, and experiences in their profession and support a culture which embraces equity, fairness and inclusivity.
- Professional: RMAs have a responsibility to develop their knowledge and skills, and to mentor and train future RMA professionals and researchers.
- Innovative: RMAs should be innovative, responsive and resilient to operate in a rapidly changing research environment.
- Accountable: RMAs should be aware of the external regulatory environment and should ensure effective policies and procedures are in place to support best practice and integrity in research.
The Hiroshima Statement on Best Practice Principles of Research Management was developed as part of the 2021 INORMS Congress in Hiroshima, Japan. It is not representative of the official policies and regulations of the countries that participated in the Congress, but it was endorsed by the Council of INORMS members organisations.