NCURA Peer Programs

NCURA Peer Advisory Services

NCURA Peer Advisory Services assist institutions in planning research administration infrastructure and priorities as well as addressing specific areas within the institution. The Peer Advisory Services uses nationally engaged and experienced research administrators who bring their expertise to the institution.

Institutions have different needs in different stages of evolving their research enterprise and the corresponding infrastructure supporting that. As institutional priorities and directions evolve, different levels of assistance may be beneficial to a broad or specific area of that infrastructure. The Peer Advisors are not a replacement for institutional staffing and the Services are not intended to replace the institutions decision-making process, but rather be a resource for the institution to draw upon as it addresses specific research administration needs.

Three distinct services are extended to institutions. While there are three specific Services offered, they are intended to be somewhat flexible to meet institutional needs. 


Explore the Peer Advisory Service that meets your needs:
  • Research Administration Planning
    geared to institutions that would like assistance in conceptualizing the process for developing new or revised policies, procedures, and management structures.
  • Focused Analysis
    provides a deeper look at a particular function and how that specific function is carried out.
  • Directed Education
    provides targeted education about a particular NCURA Standard that is critical to helping you build a solid research administration infrastructure and to manage risk.

 For questions or further information, please complete our information request form.

This assessment was a godsend to our institution. We were struggling with our [office] organization and the assessment provided by NCURA was absolutely invaluable. It provided us with the road map we so desperately needed.

senior university administrator
& faculty member