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, for the powerpoint presentationas well as allow HRA to advance progress in the broader biomedical community.  In June 2019 HRA hosted a webinar where our colleagues from Digital Science (Ashlea, Monika, Jonathan, and Alex) gave an update on the three platforms.

HRA ANALYZER (formerly HRA Reporter)

HRA Analyzer (which was initially called 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 Analyzer 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 over 50,000 projects in HRA Analyzer representing almost $15 Billion in support across all areas of research from Basic Science to Clinical Medicine to Health Services Research,  including Public Health Research.

Public HRA Reporter:

A platform to make some data from HRA’s grant database (now called HRA Analyzer) data publicly available

In pursuit of the Health Research Alliance’s (HRA) strategic goal of collecting and sharing comprehensive data and analysis about nonprofit funding for biomedical research and training, we are implementing a flexible and configurable search module to the Dimensions platform which is the platform on which HRA Analyzer runs. We are calling HRA’s implementation of the Widget HRA Reporter.  HRA Reporter will allow public visitors to search through a subset of the HRA member grant data housed in HRA Analyzer.

Please see the Bladder Cancer Funding Analyzer for a demonstration of the power of this tool.


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.