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.
9/17/2021 12:00-1:00pm ET
Staying ahead of the game: Strategic and proactive communications Mark Dessauer, VP of Learning, Spitfire Strategies Communications is ever present in most organizations. No matter what the mission, communications are the means to accomplish it – internally and externally. Having a successful communications plan and position takes more than the…
9/21/2021 1:00-2:00pm ET
Through the work of both the Open Science Task Force and the Data Sharing Working Group (which is a subgroup of the OSTF) HRA has created and collected a wealth of resources that can facilitate Open Science practices. Join the cochairs for a tour of all the resources easily available…
9/23/2021 12:00-1:00pm ET
2021 Essay Challenge Dear HRA Members, I am excited to announce that the winners and honorable mentions from the Reimagine Biomedical Research for a Healthier Future: Essay Challenge have now been posted. The articles and links to the blog posts (including my intro blog) can be found here. If you…
9/30/2021 3:30-4:30pm ET
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science will host a public release of Developing a Toolkit for Fostering Open Science Practices: Proceedings of a Workshop on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 3:30-4:30 pm EDT. The forthcoming publication summarizes the presentations and discussion…
10/4/2021 2:00-3:00pm ET
Using Storytelling to Communicate Science: A Giant Screen Example Shaun MacGillivray, President, MacGillivray Freeman Films & Michael Langer, Executive Producer Biomedical research is generating life-changing breakthroughs at a rapid pace. Maximizing the impact of these breakthroughs is to improve human health. One important element of maximizing impact is how the…
10/5/2021 3:00-4:00pm ET
Evaluating Open Science Practices of Your Awardees Do you encourage open science practices among your awardees or want to? If so, please join us for a discussion of how some of your colleagues collect information on applicants/awardees “open” practices (especially with respect to data sharing), and how they use the…
11/10/2021 (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…
Week of October 18, 2021
October 18 | Monday Unpacking Systemic Racism – A Workshop to Help Funders Foster Equity 12:00 – 4:00 PM ET Register to attend this session using this link: https://healthra.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldOqqrT8tE9IvmhyKbbFqyeBDbHJdbV5r In the latest effort to advance equitable practices across HRA member organizations, Unpacking founder, Kristina Ashley Williams, will be the host…
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.
Hi all, DTRF is trying to increase the diversity within our natural history study. I’m interested if anyone has any ideas on improving diversity in an NHS or if anyone has had successful campaigns to do so. Would love all perspectives, but particularly interested if it’s been in a rare…LEARN MORE
Dear HRA members, We recently completed an evaluation of a program supporting innovations in a specific disease area, sickle cell disease. However, we are having trouble finding comparisons against which to benchmark our portfolio’s outcomes such as follow on funding, number of publications, and return on our dollars. Have you…LEARN MORE
Staying ahead of the game: Strategic and proactive communications Mark Dessauer, VP of Learning, Spitfire Strategies Communications is ever present in most organizations. No matter what the mission, communications are the means to accomplish it – internally and externally. Having a successful communications plan and position takes more than the…LEARN MORE
Several HRA members (as well as other funders) are now assigning DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) to grants. In this webinar our speakers showed why they have put in the effort to do this, and the benefits this brings to their workflows. Also, Crossref representatives addressed about next steps, workflows and…LEARN MORE
In March, HRA hired evaluators to conduct a broad landscape analysis on the impact the pandemic had on HRA member organizations. In advance of the release of the report, the evaluators will be presenting the results of the COVID-19 Impact Survey to HRA members. The presentation will include not only…LEARN MORE
The Registry and Biorepository Working Group hosted a presentation by Dr. Stephen Rosenfeld on a new model of ethical review. The “Research Ethics Review Board” is a system of nonprofit, independent, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). Research requires public trust in the scientific enterprise. Such trust is necessary both to support…LEARN MORE
Resources for Researchers
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
Dear Colleague: The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for pre-clinical, translational, and early clinical research with the potential to produce unusually high impact, near-term advancements in melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, and treatment. The 2020 – 2021 award cycle, is anticipated to…August 3, 2020
Position posted to HRA website on 05/17/2021 Good Morning, The V Foundation for Cancer Research is also hiring a new HR Director. For more information, go to this link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/567800/The-V-Foundation/Director-of-Human-Resources Best Wishes, Carole
Position posted to HRA website on 05/17/2021 Hi all, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance is hiring a for a new position, Director of Grants and Scientific Affairs. Please share with anyone who may be interested! Thanks, Sarah
Position posted to HRA website on 05/17/2021 Good Morning, The V Foundation is hiring for two positions: · Vice President of Business Partnerships and Sponsorships · Gift Processor More info about each can be found here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/315527e3-ae62-4f4c-9648-0df4b88836b3/The-V-Foundation Best wishes, Carole
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HRA members’ generous support above and beyond dues enables HRA to provide additional value to members and increase our impact. Thank you!
For having sponsored our intern working with the DEI working group.
For having sponsored the Cultural Competency Training workshops by BMe
For having sponsored the Collaboration Workshop.
For having sponsored the Reimagine Biomedical Research for a Healthier Future Essay Challenge
For having sponsored the Cultural Competency Training workshops by BMe
The Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation
For sponsoring the 2022 Members Meetings