The Association of Research Managers and Administrators (UK) (ARMA) is a company limited by guarantee, governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association (amended by special resolution on 2 June 2015).

The company was incorporated on 31 May 2006. The members of the Association are those individuals, employed by research organisations, who have a predominantly administrative or managerial involvement in any discipline of research (referred to as Ordinary Members) subscribing to ARMA.