PLEASE NOTE: The NORDP 2020 12th Annual Research Development Conference due to take place in San Antonio, Texas has, unfortunately, been cancelled due to health concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  You can read more here

If you were planning to meet or talk with us at the event, please reach out to us to make alternative arrangements to chat via a virtual meet-up or conference call by contacting Sabia Morrison at

The National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) will host their 12th annual conference from 17-20 May 2020 in San Antonio, Texas.

If you are attending this event, look out for Digital Science, as we are Silver Sponsors and will be exhibiting, as well as taking part in two presentations you may wish to attend.

‘New data and technologies in support of strategic research development’
As part of the ‘Ideas Showcase’ Lily Troia, Solutions Account Manager at Digital Science will co-present a poster session with Andrew White, Rochester Polytechnic Institute and Bruce Herbert, Texas A&M University. This will address new data and technologies that support strategic research development – from gathering information on sponsors pre-solicitation to benchmarking against peer institutions.  The authors will share real-life experiences around efforts to improve data-collection efficiency and analysis, and discuss how they tackle workflow challenges and maximize impact throughout the research lifecycle.
Date and time: Tuesday 19 May from 4.30pm-6.30pm

Strategies for creating industry collaborations that can tackle society’s Grand Challenges’
Heidi Becker, Senior Product Specialist & Engagement Manager,
Dimensions (a Digital Science portfolio company) will share data-driven approaches to building research teams that are well-equipped to tackle society’s Grand Challenges. Through the lens of Dimensions, a research intelligence database, and the topic of opioid addiction, participants will learn how to find and recruit experts to join research teams and grants; create networks of peer universities, industry partners, and funders innovating in niche topic areas; and determine success metrics that are appropriate to the scale and scope of your research team. The strategies shared in this session can be applied in a diverse set of disciplinary and institutional contexts.
Date and time: TBC