Our Story

MyRMA is a national-level association and is open to individuals and organizations interested in or supporting research management objectives, including organizations engaged in research such as Institutions of Higher Education (Public and Private), Institutions and research agencies, and Funders.

The formation of MyRMA signifies our readiness to enhance management and administration of the Malaysian research ecosystem at a professional level, on par with international practices.

MyRMA aims to be a platform for research managers/administrators from the public, private, academic, and research agencies, as well as donors, to interact, exchange ideas, conduct collaborative activities. This is expected to contribute towards enhancing the effectiveness of research management and the quality of the research itself, as well as the return on investment.

The MyRMA is an outcome of a Malaysia national project, Malaysian Research Management & Governance (MRMG).  The MRMG project was conducted in two phases, namely the MRMG I (2015/16) and MRMG II (2017/19).

The MRMG I and II were projects funded by the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF) for Professional Development and Engagement, awarded to the Institutions of Higher Learning Excellence Planning Division (BPKI), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), in collaboration with Universiti Malaya as the project implementer.

Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.