The Canadian Association of Research Administratorscara-awards

With more than a 1000 members, the Canadian Association for Research Administrators’ (CARA) strength is in its diversity and comprehensive approach to the research administration profession. CARA is a dynamic organization with a myriad of activities that include career and professional development & awards, advocacy and mentorship program that benefit research administrators across Canada.

CARA’s manadate is to:

  1. Foster research administration and management expertise in Canada by facilitating a strong and vibrant community;
  2. Provide and facilitate robust career and professional development programs and services for members;
  3. Enable synthesis and dissemination of information/knowledge on research administration and management with a view to developing individuals and organizational excellence.

Its membership has access to a broad network through its list-serve and CARA Connection (e-newsletter) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). In addition, CARA is active on twitter and through its LinkedIn group.  CARA’s membership is diversified, ranging from a variety of roles that support research excellence in Canada, including:

  • Research Facilitation
  • Program Delivery
  • Pre/Post-Award Contracts and Grants Management
  • Clinical Trials Management
  • Financial Management
  • Industry Liaison
  • Advancement & Development
  • Research Ethics
  • Laboratory/Project Managaement
  • Regulatory Complicance

CARA hosts a national annual conference that brings together its membership from varying disciplines: universities, hospitals, government entities and industry.  In addition, it offers a robust career and professional development platform through topical webinars and webinar certificate series. CARA supports its members and the research administration profession by providing dynamic learning opportunities led by experts from across Canada and internationally.

To learn more about how to become a member, visit Membership Benefits and Information.