International professional recognition council

GET RECOGNISED AS A RESEARCH MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL

Elevating the profession of Research Management in the region and globally

International professional recognition council

Get Recognition.

Elevating the professional of Research Management in the region and globally

Professional recognition constitutes an award or endowment which acknowledges the expertise and accomplishment of the research manager.

Professionals are recognised through the review of a portfolio of evidence by peers on the IPRC.

Professional recognition is granted to a research manager for professional knowledge, on the basis of recognition of prior learning, experience, functional and transferable expertise, regardless of whether such competencies were achieved formally.

Research managers have two options for the recognition of prior learning, expertise and experience.

CANDIDATE RESEARCH MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (CRMP)

For new entrants to the profession, who is committed to apply for Research Management Professional (RMP) status within the next five years OR for an individual, who has been in a research management role for more than 3 years but does not yet meet the requirements for RMP status and who is committed to apply for RMP status within the next five years. The applicant must be a member of a professional research management association.

The online application and portfolio of evidence will cover the following areas:

·         Applicant information.

·         Qualifications information.

·         Employment information.

·         Description of research management responsibilities.

·         Information on the institutional/organisational type and context.

·         Membership of professional research management association(s).

·         Research management training completed (It is expected that prior training completed would add up to at least 20 contact hours).

·         Professional activities and contributions.

·         Self-assessment of current competence (against the Professional Competency Framework) and motivation for the self-assessment.

·         Statement of career development aspirations.

·         Professional development plan.

·         Endorsement.

·         Applicant declaration.

A successful candidate can only be recognised once in this category (no renewal of status). When ready, but at least within 5 years after initial recognition, the applicant should apply for recognition in the RMP category. Sign off by the line manager/supervisor that the Professional Development Plan has been completed will be required as part of the RMP application.

Application
AfricaR4 000,00
Other ContinentsR8 000,00
Re-recognition (renewal) in the same category
AfricaR3 000,00
Other ContinentsR6 000,00

* These amounts exclude applicable taxes such as Value Added Tax as applicable in South Africa.

Research Management Professional (RMP)

For mid-to advanced career research managers with an undergraduate qualification and a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience OR a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience. The applicant must be a member of a professional research management association.

The online application and portfolio of evidence will cover the following areas:

  • Applicant information.
  • Qualifications information.
  • Employment information.
  • Description of research management responsibilities.
  • Information on the institutional/organisational type and context.
  • Membership of professional research management association(s).
  • Professional activities and contributions (it is expected that a RMP will record activities and contributions in at least two of the nine available categories).
  • Research management training completed (It is expected that prior training completed would add up to at least 60 contact hours. Applicants who do not fully meet this requirement, but who exceed the expectations in the other performance areas, may submit a detailed motivation as to why this requirement has not been met and what could be considered in its place).
  • Statement of professional commitment to research management.
  • Endorsement
  • Applicant declaration.

The IPRC will use established criteria to review applications on a case-by-case basis. Successful applicants will receive a formal notification and a certificate confirming the professional designation. Unsuccessful candidates will receive written feedback and may lodge an appeal should they not agree with the outcome of the review.

The designation is valid for a period of 5 years. Renewal of the status requires:

  • Continued membership of a professional research management association.
  • Accumulation of 60 Training Points through continuous professional development training activities (e.g., workshops, webinars, courses). It will not be immediate, but in time only training that has been reviewed and allocated Training Points by the IPRC will be considered.
  • A RMP may apply for SRMP at any time if the requirements for SRMP status are met.

Application
AfricaR5 000,00
Other ContinentsR10 000,00
Re-recognition (renewal) in the same category
AfricaR4 000,00
Other ContinentsR8 000,00

* These amounts exclude applicable taxes such as Value Added Tax as applicable in South Africa.

Senior Research Management Professional (SRMP)

For senior research managers serving in a leadership or strategic role in research management with a postgraduate qualification at a Masters level or beyond and 5 years of relevant work experience. Seniority in this context is based on achievement and not necessarily on the time in the profession. The applicant must be a member of a professional research management association.

The online application and portfolio of evidence will cover the following areas:

  • Applicant information.
  • Qualifications information.
  • Employment information.
  • Description of research management responsibilities.
  • Information on the institutional/organisational type and context.
  • Membership of professional research management association(s).
  • Professional activities and contributions (it is expected that a RMP will record activities and contributions in at least four of the nine available categories).
  • Research management training completed (It is expected that prior training completed would add up to at least 60 contact hours. Applicants who do not fully meet this requirement, but who exceed the expectations in the other performance areas, may submit a detailed motivation as to why this requirement has not been met and what could be considered in its place).
  • Self-assessment of current competence (against the Professional Competency Framework) and a competency write-up (it is expected that a SRMP will demonstrate excellent/good competence in at least five different Key Competency Areas).
  • Statement of professional commitment to research management.
  • Endorsement
  • Applicant declaration.

The IPRC will use established criteria to review applications on a case-by-case basis. Successful applicants will receive a formal notification and a certificate confirming the professional designation. Unsuccessful candidates will receive written feedback and may lodge an appeal should they not agree with the outcome of the review.

The designation is valid for a period of 5 years. Renewal of the status requires:

  • Continued membership of a professional research management association.
  • Demonstration of a continued role in research management leadership and continued contributions to the profession.

Application
AfricaR8 000,00
Other ContinentsR16 000,00
Re-recognition (renewal) in the same category
AfricaR6 400,00
Other ContinentsR12 800,00

* These amounts exclude applicable taxes such as Value Added Tax as applicable in South Africa.

Show Competence

Confirms that the individual has been recognised by peers as having demonstrated core and transferable (cross-cutting) competencies in research management.

Display Achievements

Confirms that the individual has contributed to significant achievements and contributions to research management in their particular context.

Affirms Standing

Recognition affirms your standing in research management in the global context and clarifies your future career path.

Show Dedication

Renewal confirms continuing development of skills and growth as a professional.

Benefits-image

Professional satisfaction

Recognition provides professional satisfaction of achievement of meeting criteria of the peer review process.

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