About us

Formed in 2018, the Cambridge Research Administrator Network (CRAN) is a network to connect Research Managers and Administrators across Cambridgeshire to build and strengthen relationships by sharing information, knowledge, resources and celebrating best practices to support research.

The idea is simple – an opportunity for RMAs to engage with each other in the local area. This network will aim to foster relationships and encourage connections.

  • Cambridge Research Administrator Network has been formed to address a lack of networking opportunities between research managers and administrators in the Cambridge region. The aims of the network are:
  • To hold regular meetings between colleagues in academic and charitable research offices.
  • To share best practice through short presentations, either within the network or from external source.
  • To discuss current issues in research administration, strengthening relationships for current and future collaborations.

Since our Inaugural meeting in October 2018, we have held 6 events and presented our network at the annual Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Conference held in Belfast in June 2019.

With over 150 members from across Cambridge and beyond including; Wellcome Sanger Institute, Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University, Rothamsted Research, EMBL-EBI and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew we are continuing to grow our network.

Want to join us? You can Get Involved here!