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Upcoming NORDP webinars of interest

Faye Farmer
May 07, 2020

National Organization of Research Development Professionals has two upcoming webinars that may be of interest.

The mission of NORDP is to advance the global capacity for and impact of research by strengthening the practice and profession of research development.


NORDP is hosting a new webinar in which RD professionals will discuss the topic -- Why Research Development is More Essential Than Ever.

Date:  Wednesday, May 13th

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM E.T.

Description: Research Development is needed now more than ever as researchers are facing new research environments and opportunities, and universities and institutions are facing new funding challenges. Research Development professionals are experienced in the space where creative thinking and agile solutions are most needed, which is now. Join us to hear from five different Research Development professionals on how Research Development personnel and offices can provide valuable support to their institutions and leadership.

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  • Kathy Cataneo, Director of Research Development, University of New Hampshire, Research, Engagement, and Innovation
  • Rachel Dresbeck, Senior Director, OHSU Research Development, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Jennifer Lyon Gardner, University of Texas at Austin
  • Paul Tuttle, Director of Proposal Development, North Carolina A&T State University



Other upcoming webinars:

Using Administrative Data to Inform Research Development: The Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS)

Date:  Monday, May 11th

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM E.T.

Description: Research grants are investments in scientific discovery and training. Grants enable investigators to hire people and purchase the goods and services necessary to pursue research. A consortium of universities anchored on an IRB-approved data repository, the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) utilizes transaction level data on sponsored projects from more than 30 universities  to provide a new resource for understanding, explaining, and improving the process and products of academic research. IRIS data enables analysts to examine scientific outcomes, team structures, collaboration networks and career trajectories for specific groups of researchers. We present research and reporting from IRIS that pertains to understanding faculty research careers, teams, collaborations and outcomes. 

The goal of the session is to demonstrate an innovative approach to exploring outcomes of various interventions for early career faculty and to discuss the utility such data and analyses have for research development and strategic decision-making on campus.

Presenter: Jason Owen-Smith, PhD, is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, the Executive Director of the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS), Executive Director for Research Analytics in the U-M Office of Research, and a Research Professor in the U-M Institute for Social Research. His book, Research Universities and the Public Good, was published in 2018.

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