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HRA Events

Research Workforce and Early Career Development Working Group Webinar
Cynthia Fuhrmann and Victoria McGovern presented on the National Center for Advancing Career Development of Scientists

Slides are available here, and the recording here.

December 6, 2017 Webinar:
Patricia (Trish) Labosky, PhD, Program Leader at NIH provided an overview of the BEST program
Slides are available here, and the recording here.

In-Person BIG Data Sharing Meeting
Tuesday September 19th

Chicago, IL
Meeting Agenda

Data Sharing Webinar #1 (7/11/17): Intro to Data Sharing
This 1 hour webinar introduced participants to the various types of data and data sharing platforms currently available.   Recording of the webinar is available here, slides from our presenters can be found by clicking on the presenter names.
Meghan Byrne, PhD, Senior Editor, PLOS ONE
Andrew L. Hufton, PhD, Managing Editor, Scientific Data, Nature Research

Data Sharing Webinar #2 (8/10/17):  Intro to sharing Big Data
The recording of the second in the data sharing series is available here, slides from our presenters can be found by here.
Ben Busby, PhD, Genomics Outreach Coordinator, NCBI
Adam Resnick, PhD, Director of Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium, CHOP


Members' Meetings:

Executive Director summaries of the spring and fall 2017 members’ meeting are now available.

Mark your calendars now for the next Members’ Meeting:

September 13-14, 2018
Sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the V Foundation for Cancer Research
Durham, NC

March 28-29, 2019
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Rheumatology Research Foundation
Atlanta, GA


The inaugural Tri-State Regional Meeting was held January 31st, for more information about the meeting click here.

Members' Meetings page

HRA News

HRA launches HRA Open: a new platform for open science in partnership with the NLM


Hear from Maryrose Franko, HRA’s Executive Director, on what’s in store for 2018 and check out what HRA accomplished last year in the 2017 Year in Review


Interested in joining HRA’s ORCiD consortium? 

Read the November 6th 2017 ORCiD consortium press release here.

Email Maryrose or check out these slides from ORCiD’s presentation to ACS about the benefits of ORCiD to funders and researchers.

Questions how ORCiD membership would benefit you and your researchers? Email Doug Wright from ORCID or Maryrose.


MEMBERS, have you joined HRA’s Slack Team?  Go to to sign up!


HRA Reporter Captures the Role of Nonprofits in Funding Biomedical Research

The HRA Reporter is a real time, searchable database of awards made by its 75 members whose goal is to represent the full scope of awards by nonprofit organizations to provide a clearer picture of the biomedical research funding landscape. It will enable data-driven and strategic grantmaking by nonprofits, governments and the biopharmaceutical industry, and foster collaboration between organizations with aligned programs and missions.

Go to HRA Reporter