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HRA Events

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:  Intro to sharing Big Data
Wednesday July 11th, 2-3pm ET 
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What defines “Big” data?  What should we look for in recommending repositories for Big Data? What repositories currently exist?  How is the data used? How different repositories inter-operate? Are there unmet needs with respect to storing this type of data?  This session will lead us into the in-person meeting on September 19th to filling the gaps in Big Data repositories.

In-Person Data Sharing Meeting Data
Tuesday September 19th

Chicago, IL
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Members' Meetings:

Executive Director summaries of the spring and fall 2016 members’ meeting are now available.

Mark your calendars now for the next Members’ Meetings!

September 17-18, 2017
Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association
Chicago, IL

March 12-13, 2018
Sponsored by the Simons Foundation
New York, NY

Chicago September Meeting Info

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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