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INORMS 2020 - will be held online 2021

  • 24 May 2021
  • (UTC+02:00)
  • 27 May 2021
  • (UTC+02:00)
  • Online

INORMS 2020, Hiroshima has been postponed to 2021 and will be held online

Promoting Diversity in Research and Research Management Collaborations: More Trans-National, More Trans-Disciplinary, More Trans-Sectoral

RMAN-J has set the above theme for INORMS 2020 based on its following understanding. Academic collaboration in this interconnected world involves increasing interaction among academics from different countries and disciplines. Further, stakeholders outside of academia should join these discussions for better research management and administration. It is only through weaving diverse trans-national, trans-disciplinary, and trans-sectoral threads into a diverse tapestry that we can succeed in facing the complex global challenges of today.

This meeting provides the opportunity for research managers and administrators from across the globe to meet, to learn and to discuss issues of research management, to develop professionally, and to network. INORMS 2020 will have the following tracks:

  1. Global Collaboration
  2. Partnerships and Innovation beyond Academia
  3. Research Evaluation and Impact
  4. Professional Development of Researchers and Research Managers
  5. Research Integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research

Key dates 2019

  • June 19 Call for Abstracts opens 
  • August 16 Deadline for Abstract submission
  • October Notification of accepted Abstracts
    Call for Posters opens 
  • December Release of the Conference Program

Key dates 2020

  • End of February Early Bird Registration closes / General Registration opens 
  • May 25-28 INORMS 2020 Hiroshima See more on
DARMA members can apply for a DARMA travel stipend 


Message from the INORMS planning committee

It is with great regret that, due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone INORMS 2020 until May 24 – 27, 2021.

All the registrations of delegates, speakers, presenters, and sponsors will be carried forward to the postponed event in May 2021 at the same venue in Hiroshima, Japan. Information about registration and cancellation policies will be updated on the congress website once the secretariat is ready.

As a consequence, the next INORMS Congress, which was scheduled to take place in 2022 in Mauritius, has been postponed a further year until May 30 – June 2, 2023. The venues remain as before.

RMAN-J and the Organizing Committee of INORMS 2020 are most grateful to SARIMA for enabling this to happen. We appreciate that those planning to attend INORMS 2020 may already have made substantial arrangements, and we wholeheartedly apologize for any inconvenience and costs you may have incurred. We hope you will agree, however, that this was the only responsible course of action we could take.

Yours sincerely,

Norifumi Miyokawa

Chair, INORMS 2020 Planning Committee

See more on INORMS website


Message from the INORMS planning committee 14 December 2020

Dear all registrant,

After much consideration, we have decided that the INORMS 2021 congress will be held fully online.


This has been an exceptionally difficult decision but, in consideration of the health and safety of our community in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that it is the best decision that we can make at this time.


Although it will not be possible for us to meet in person in Hiroshima, we are planning a variety of virtual opportunities for delegates to share their experiences and enjoy the networking and community for which the INORMS congresses are known.


We will make a further announcement regarding the details of the virtual INORMS 2021 congress in due course.


Thank you for understanding our difficult position with respect to this unexpected crisis.


Yours sincerely,


Nori Miyokawa, Ph.D.

Chair, INORMS 2021 Planning Committee

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