Research Advancement & Development Professionals Network
Helping UMN staff build their capacity to support interdisciplinary research.
The Research Advancement & Development Professionals Network (RADPN) is focused on the professional development, training, and networking of research advancement and development professionals at the University of Minnesota.
Provide professional development, training, and networking opportunities to research advancement and development professionals at the University of Minnesota.
RADPN will build institutional capacity to attract extramural funding, increase operational efficiency and efficacy, reduce administrative burden on the faculty, and thereby increase UMN institutional competitiveness.
Membership & Steering Committee
Anyone who works with the UMN research enterprise is invited to join RADPN. General members are included on the email discussion group and are invited to attend trainings and events and to participate in workgroups. The 7-person RADPN steering committee is comprised of RADPN members and is elected annually. The steering committee sets the group's direction.
RADPN, an independent community of practice, receives support from the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Connect with Us
To join the RADPN group, email RADPN@umn.edu.
Anyone who supports the UMN research enterprise is welcome in RADPN.
Members of the group are added to the online discussion where they can ask questions of the network and participate in discussion. Members are also invited to attend events and trainings, to participate in workgroups, and to apply to join the steering committee. Watch for emails with information about upcoming opportunities.