Thanks in large part to members’ generously sharing strategies and experiences, HRA helped organizations tackle unforeseen challenges. We identified, curated, and provided resources that helped everyone (HRA included!) rise to the moment.
To quote Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD, “Embracing the expanding definition of diversity is easy, using the word with focus …for achieving diversity will take great attention”. HRA is committed to helping HRA members learn, share, and implement successful strategies to eliminate racism, discrimination, and bias in science.
4/20/2021, 6/17/2021 & 7/8/2021 1:00-4:00pm ET
Dear HRA Members, HRA realized that providing cultural competency and anti-racism training to member organizations would provide enormous value. So, we contracted with the BMe Community to provide that training free to staff of member organizations. Through interviews and references we discovered one of the most compelling curricula is the…
Health Services Research Working Group “Three Examples of Evaluation Research in State Medicaid Programs: Work requirements, material mortality rates, and expanding access”
4/21/2021 2:00-3:00pm ET
The Health Services Research working group has scheduled the first of three webinars for this year on April 21 from 2:00-3:00 ET. The purpose of these webinars is to allow HRA members to connect with health services researchers on various topics that focus on health care access, equity, and quality….
4/22/2021 1:00-2:00pm ET
Dear Colleagues, The Program Evaluation Working Group is developing resources for HRA members to evaluate their grant programs. On the next call we will first, recap on the resources created for survey-based evaluation. Then the main focus of the call is to continue to plan our 2021 webinar series on…
4/27/2021 3:00-4:00pm ET
Please join this Zoom call hosted by the Research Workforce and Early Career Development Working Group as we welcome guest speaker Dr. Reshma Jagsi, the Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at…
4/28/2021 2:00pm-3:00pm ET
Please join this zoom call hosted by the Registry and Biorepository Working Group. Most months these calls will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month, and will serve to convene the Working Group on a regular basis to ensure that tasks are being completed and new ideas can be…
5/5/2021 1:00-2:00pm ET
The first Wednesday of every month at 1 PM ET, we’ll host a “HRA Analyzer Lunch & Learn” to answer your questions about HRA Analyzer and tackle any data upload or analyses needs that attendees have, including accessing the “offline database” for more granular data. Join us to learn how…
5/12/2021 (2nd Wednesday of every other month - 2:00-3:00pm ET (opposite subgroup calls)).
Please join the DEI working group where all three subgroups will present and update on progress. The goals of the DEI Working Group are to provide learning opportunities, develop resources, and identify tools to amplify member’s individual efforts to measurably advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their grant programs and…
5/13/2021 3:00-4:00pm ET
The Research Workforce and Early Career Development Working Group invites you to join our bimonthly meetings occurring on: Thursday May 13th, at 2pm Thursday July 15th, at 2pm Thursday September 9th, at 2pm Thursday November 11th at 2pm In our May 13th meeting we will be focusing on ways to…
The Health Research Alliance, a collaborative member organization of nonprofit research funders, is committed to maximizing the impact of biomedical research to improve human health.
The Flinn Foundation launched the bioscience Entrepreneurship Program in 2014 to foster entrepreneurship and help bioscience founders/CEOs develop their early-stage companies into successful and sustainable businesses bringing new therapies, medical devices, and medical technologies to the market . 8 years on, with over 40 investments in companies such as GT…LEARN MORE
As we all have experienced, 2020 was the year of hosting virtual events. Have you spent hours researching the how-to’s of managing virtual meetings? This session will discuss the nuts and bolts of organizing and facilitating online events and will showcase studies of best practices in hosting your event. Dr….LEARN MORE
This session will focus on informing HRA members about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science and what funders can do to promote and incentivize open science practices. Some concepts that are addressed by the toolkit include: · Open access of…LEARN MORE
The session will focus on racial disparities and opportunities to foster and support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness within the research workforce, specifically at the postdoc and early career faculty level. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds may lack the social structures and networks to sustain career development in research, so the role…LEARN MORE
For many organizations, the 2020 COVID pandemic forced a shift in workplace operations from in-person, to fully remote, or to a hybrid model. Many offices will not be able to open and operate at full capacity for a long time. At the same time, some people don’t want to go…LEARN MORE
Per a recent survey to HRA membership, several organizations have a data-sharing/management policy in place or are considering developing one. This session will highlight the experiences of a few organizations currently implementing these policies. We will hear about specific aspects of their policies and implementation practices including: definition of a…LEARN MORE
Resources for Researchers
2021 Essay Challenge The Health Research Alliance (HRA) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) have partnered to launch the Reimagine Biomedical Research for a Healthier Future Essay Challenge. The biomedical research enterprise experienced a year of reckoning in 2020. Global cooperation to create a COVID-19 vaccine at an unprecedented…December 8, 2020
The Misophonia Research Fund supports cutting edge research to find a cure and treatments for this debilitating condition. Our RFP is available now; letter of intent due December 11th (for payment by the end of next year)-please forward — https://misophoniaresearchfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2021-Misophonia-Research-Fund-RFP.pdfOctober 27, 2020
Dear HRA Members, I am excited to let you know that The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance (PSSCRA) today announced the opening of applications for its 2021 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. The prize of $200,000 per year for up to three years is awarded annually to…October 5, 2020
BrightFocus Foundation FY21 Alzheimer’s Disease and Glaucoma Research Request for Proposals Due November 10
Dear HRA Members, BrightFocus Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research and National Glaucoma Research is currently accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2021. BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers. Alzheimer’s Disease Research: BrightFocus is open to funding research topics related to understanding and/or intervening with biological mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease…September 30, 2020
THE GERBER FOUNDATION The Gerber Foundation is a private foundation founded in 1952 whose mission is to fund research focused on nutrition and health issues of children under the age of 3 years, including environmental hazards. Grants supported are up to $350,000 over a 3 year period. Novice grants for…September 30, 2020
Greetings, I wanted to call your attention to the below message from ASH announcing a new award to support early career investigators as they grapple with the impact of the global response to the pandemic. It is moving at a rapid pace with a very near term deadline so it…August 4, 2020
Position posted to HRA website on 03/29/2021 Good Afternoon Colleagues, The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is hiring for a Director of Research. The Director will be responsible for day to day management and implementation of LFA research related programs and initiatives and ensuring that they continue to meet organization…
Position posted to HRA website on 03/29/2021 To the Members of HRA, The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Clinical Program Officer, Science. This is a multiple vacancies opportunity. Please find the job description below. Interested candidates may apply online at https://pcoricareers.silkroad.com/ The…
Position posted to HRA website on 03/29/2021 Dear Members, The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation has an immediate opening for a Science Programs Communications Manager. Following is an overview of the position and attached a Position Description. I would welcome hearing from you or would appreciate any referrals. The Position: The…
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