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.
INORMS bring 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
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.
Download the HIROSHIMA statement