Membership Benefits

NCURA Office

The Council maintains an Office located in Washington, D.C. The NCURA staff coordinates activities of the Council, facilitates communications among its members and, in general, serves the membership.


NCURA Magazine, published six times a year, will keep you up-to-date on current issues, features topics of particular interest to research administrators and highlights NCURA's activities Nationally and Regionally. A calendar of events is published and announcements of position openings are advertised in each issue.

The online NCURA Directory is a listing of all current members that’s updated daily. In addition to an alphabetical listing of individual members, the directory lists each member by region.

The NCURA Journal Research Management Review, discusses the broad range of issues affecting the administration of research, and is published online with new articles throughout the year.

Additional books and training materials that deal with certain aspects of research administration are published and made available to the membership at a discounted rate. Visit our Store today!


Access to our professional networking site Collaborate is available to all members. Collaborate is the home of our listservs, communities, discussions, and resource libraries. This is a great place to connect with other research administrators, discuss hot topics, share best practices, and stay ahead of the curve in the administration for research. Collaborate is also home to our Volunteer Central.

Employment Opportunities

Position Openings are announced in the NCURA Magazine and in the NCURA Career Center. Postings to the Career Center are free for all NCURA members.


The Annual Meeting of the Council, held in Washington, D.C., in August, is an opportunity for research administrators to discuss and exchange ideas on research policies and problems.

Regional Meetings are held throughout the country by each Region once a year. These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest emphasizing approaches undertaken by regional colleagues.

Other conferences on topics of special interest are held throughout the year in various locations and are listed on the Calendar page.

NCURA's Partnership with JHU