Whether you work at a research institution or a predominantly undergraduate institution, the importance of providing quality services to your faculty in support of their research and scholarship is undeniable. NCURA offers a number of programs to assist your research administration operations and to ensure a high-quality infrastructure that supports your faculty and protects the institution.


Central to these programs is providing the institution with access to the knowledge and expertise of senior and nationally engaged research administrators, averaging over 27 years’ experience in the field. These research administrators bring to your institution an understanding of best practices in models of operation and environments similar to your own.


Whether you are looking to bring to your institution directed education on a specific topic and more defined audience, or basic education across a large number of research administrators, NCURA has programs that will meet your needs. If your institution is looking for counsel in broader research administration planning or strategic goal setting, our services bring expertise to assist to you.  Or, if you are implementing an administrative program review of sponsored programs or your program of research compliance, parallel to your academic program reviews, our peer review program can provide you with risk management and benchmarking recommendations important for accountability and efficiency.


Explore our Peer Advisory Services for defined assistance to institutions and our Peer Review Program for reviews of either sponsored program or research compliance operations.

For questions or further information, contact Peggy Lowry, Director for NCURA Peer Programs: NCURA Peer Advisory Services and NCURA Peer Review Program at peerreview@ncura.edu or (503) 364-1847.