The Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) is the national voice for research administrators in Canada and a nationwide community that brings together research administration professionals fulfilling a diverse range of roles in a field that is complex and ever-evolving. CARA is committed to supporting the profession by offering members a safe, inclusive, and professional space to learn and grow through networking with peers, sharing best practices, professional development, mentorship, and leadership opportunities. 

With over 1000 members, our professional organization's strength is in its diversity and comprehensive approach to research administration. CARA provides a critical interface between all stakeholders in the management of the research enterprise.  

CARA members come from a variety of roles supporting research excellence in Canada, including:

  • Research facilitation 
  • Program delivery
  • Pre and Post-award contracts and grants management
  • Clinical Trials Management
  • Financial management
  • Industry liaison
  • Advancement & Development
  • Research Ethics
  • Laboratory/Project Management
  • Regulatory Compliance


For more information, visit our Membership section.