HRA Platforms

Two mission-driven strategies at the top of HRA’s priorities are:

  • 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.

HRA has developed three software platforms enabling members to increase impact, as well as allow HRA to advance progress in the broader biomedical community.


HRA Reporter (click here for link to database) is HRA’s flagship platform. It evolved from Grants in the in the Health Research Alliance Shared Portfolio (gHRAsp), the first comprehensive repository of biomedical research awards made by non-governmental, not-for-profit grantmakers. In partnership with ÜberResearch and Dimensions, HRA Reporter has increased database functionality, allowing individual portfolio analysis and data-driven and strategic grantmaking, as well as capturing a broader view of the funding landscape.

Currently there are almost 50,000 projects in HRA Reporter representing over $13 Billion in support across all areas of research from Basic Science to Clinical Medicine to Health Services Research,  including Public Health Research.


HRA Open (click here for link to portal) is an HRA-sponsored web-based service developed in partnership with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Figshare.

HRA’s collaboration with the NLM enables awardees to deposit peer-reviewed publications into PubMed Central (PMC) using the NIH manuscript submission system.  The collaboration with Figshare enables awardees to upload and share other materials related to their project, including figures, datasets, preprints, presentations, and other research outputs into Figshare.

Equally important is the functionality that links the HRA member support that funded the research to the research outputs deposited in either PMC or Figshare, and the increased discoverability that depositing into these two entities allows.


HRA partnered with ORCID and Altum to form an HRA-ORCID Consortium enabling members to better understand the impact of their support.

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes each researcher through integration in key research workflows such as grant or manuscript submission.

It supports automated linkages between the researcher and her/his professional activities. Members of the consortium receive technical support from Altum to embed ORCID iDs into the entire grants management workflow – from application through progress report and well beyond.