URMAN, UCD Research Managers and Administrators Network, is the largest and longest established Community of Practice in UCD and was established in 2013 to deliver benefits to the University and the network members.

The URMAN Advisory Group provides oversight and is made up of 8-9 members drawn from the URMAN network, and there are a number of active Working Groups which work to support members:

      • Membership & Communications Working Group
      • Events Working Group
      • Career Development Working Group
      • AIREN Working Group

    For more information about URMAN see Terms of Reference & Annual Reports 

All personnel with a research manager or administrator role in UCD and all personnel in support units providing services to researchers are welcome to become members by emailing urmanexec@ucd.ie or through the membership form. Members are included in our google groups email list to receive information on upcoming events and membership updates.

We hold an informal coffee and chat welcome meeting for new members (this works well even virtually!) where we run through Induction Information useful to members and we host a number of networking and information Events during the year.

All members also have access to the UCD Research Managers and Administrators Community in Google Currents, which is a private forum for URMAN members where we post internal resources such as materials from URMAN events, and members can post news items, ask questions or start discussions.

Members may also like to join the LinkedIn URMAN network. This is a public platform where members can connect with other URMAN members and non-members – alumni are still welcome and we also allow non-URMAN members to join this network. It can be useful for publicising things with a broader reach, e.g. job vacancies or public-facing events. We’ve recently created a LinkedIn Learning Pathway with content for each competency area in the Research & Innovation Management and Administration Job Family. You don’t have to be an URMAN member or URMAN LinkedIn Group Member to access this resource.