Research Staff Associations

Saturday 14thJuly 2012 saw the launch of the International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (ICoRSA) – www.icorsa.org – at the European Open Science Forum (ESOF) Meeting. The purpose of ICoRSA is to bring together all the national and international research staff/postdoc associations to represent the interests and views of researchers.

I have listed below doctoral and research staff/postdoctoral associations which are active around the world, but local associations also exist in departments and universities, set up by active individuals who want to create a group specifically centred on the needs of researchers. If you are a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher why not check out your own institution to see if such an organisation exists, or else set one up yourself with a friends and colleagues. Many departments provide a small budget to help run seminars and invite outside speakers or cover other activities you choose to engage with such as career development and social activities.  


Country
Association/Organisation
Web Address/email
USA
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)
UK
UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA)
France
ANDes
France
CJC Jeunes Researchers
Ireland
IRSA
Norway
UIT Stipindat
Finland

The Netherlands
Postdoc Career Development Initiative (PCDI
 Europe PGRs
Eurodoc
Canada
Canadian Association of Postdocs (CAP)
Brazil
SBPC
South Africa
National Research Foundation (NRF)
Australia
University of Western Australia Researchers’ Association
International
World Association of Young Scientists (WAYS)

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