I am looking at certifications available in research administration. I have plenty of information about US-based ones, like CRA, CPRA, CFRA. I am wondering: will US-based research administrators benefit from getting an EARMA Research administration certification for example? Or similar ones from other organizations?
In theory, it will be helpful if your institution works with foreign institutions a lot, or is trying to increase that involvement. In practice though? Is this feasible / practical / possible?
Have anyone looked into this? Does anyone have both US and EU certifications?
What do you all think?
The role of the research administrator (RA) has taken many forms over the years with the expansion of science and research both here in the United States and internationally. Along with this dramatic growth and diversity of research comes complicated legal and regulatory requirements, complex and difficult-to-navigate bureaucracies, and the increased demand for public accountability. Indeed, the research enterprise today is vast, global, and the knowledge and skills needed and required by a research administrator encompass a broad spectrum.
One way to demonstrate achievement of an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of the principals, concepts and regulations for administering research is to participate in an accredited certification program. In the United States, the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) has provided over 2,700 Research Administrators with expertise and credibility. Other global partners offer a variety of certifications including but not limited to: