About HRA

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.

Representing over 75 nonprofit funders having invested nearly $14 billion in biomedical research and training, HRA advances its work by:

  • Fostering open communication and collaboration among and between funders and the broader research community.
  • Collecting and sharing comprehensive data and analysis about nonprofit funding for biomedical research and training.
  • Providing leadership, knowledge, tools, and opportunities to promote innovative and effective grantmaking.
  • Addressing issues key to accelerating research discovery and its translation.

HRA members have a shared interest in speeding the translation of biomedical science into applications that improve health, and in identifying and adopting effective practices in funding health research.

HRA was incorporated in November 2005 and is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a 509(a)(2) public charity.

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