International professional recognition council

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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.

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 portfolio of evidence will consist of an online application and supporting documentation. The following categories are covered:

  • Demographic details.
  • Employment history.
  • Current employment details.
  • Information on your organisation and its research context.
  • Research management related qualifications and training.
  • Professional activities.
  • Achievement in and practice of research management through a self-assessment of competence at management level. The assessment will be done using the Professional Competency Framework (PCF) [click here to download].
  • Statement of professional commitment to research management.
  • Declaration signed by both the applicant and the supervisor/line manager.

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 status awarded. Unsuccessful candidates will receive written feedback and may lodge an appeal should they not agree with the outcome of the review.

The awarded 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 CE Points through continuous professional development activities (workshops, webinars, modules and training offered by SARIMA and external providers that have been reviewed and allocated CE Points by the IPRC).

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 portfolio of evidence will consist of an online application and supporting documentation. The following categories are covered:

  • Demographic details.
  • Employment history.
  • Current employment details.
  • Information on your organisation and its research context.
  • Research management related qualifications and training.
  • Professional activities.
  • Demonstrate involvement in and practice of research management through:
    • Achievement in and practice of research management through a self-assessment of competence at leadership/strategic level. The assessment will be done using the Professional Competency Framework (PCF) [click here to download].
    • Proof that the applicant has directed at least three practitioner courses or workshops for the broader research management community.
    • Proof of tangible contributions to the profession of research management.
    • Involvement on relevant national or international committees or forums and active participation in communities of practice.
  • Statement of professional commitment to research management.
  • Declaration signed by both the applicant and the supervisor/line manager.

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 status awarded. Unsuccessful candidates will receive written feedback and may lodge an appeal should they not agree with the outcome of the review.

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

  • Continued membership of a professional research management association.
  • Demonstration of 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.

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Professional satisfaction

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

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