ETH Zurich and University of Zurich both have an institutional membership with the European organization for professional development of research funding support (EARMA). EARMA is an active and essential partner in developing the research support profession towards a recognized European standard. EARMA works with the EU Commission, national and international funding agencies.

EARMA represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators (RM&As) in Europe. Its members work in industry, academia, the public and private sectors. EARMA provides a networking forum, a learning platform, and a place to share experiences and best practice among RM&As throughout EARMA and in the wider RM&A community.

EARMA forms the interface between research funding organisations and the scientific community, bridging cultural and legal differences between countries, and between academia and industry, contributing to policy consultations, and managing the smooth running of research projects.