The Health Research Alliance fosters collaboration among not-for-profit, non-governmental funders to support the continuum of health research and training from biomedical science applications that advance health. Learn more about HRA »
HRA receives recognition for public access efforts: In addition to being recognized as a SPARC Innovator by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition in early 2013, in the fall of 2013, HRA was recognized as one of 30 high-impact organizations supporting open/public access as part of the Accelerating Science Awards Program. The major sponsors of the awards program are the Public Library of Science, Google, and the Wellcome Trust.
The April HRA Members’ Meeting is right around the corner: The registration deadline for the spring HRA Members Meeting has passed and you should have received an email confirming your registration from Marla Amann on February 21. If you did not, please contact HRA. HRA thanks The Alzheimer’s Association for hosting the spring meeting in Chicago on April 1-2, 2014. For more details on the meeting, please go to the Meeting and News page.
September 2014 Members’ Meeting host and location announced: Mark your calendars now to make sure you reserve the dates of the September 2014 HRA Members’ Meeting: The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has graciously offered to host the fall 2014 meeting on September 18-19, 2014, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the medical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. Within this broad mandate, BWF’s general strategy is to help scientists early in their careers develop as independent investigators and to support investigators who are working in or entering fields in the basic medical sciences that are undervalued or in need of encouragement. We channel our financial support primarily through competitive peer-reviewed award programs, which encompass five major categories: basic biomedical sciences, infectious diseases, interfaces in science, translational research, and science education. BWF makes approximately $35 million in grants annually to institutions in the United States and Canada.