The HRA Analyzer (formerly called HRA Reporter) is a real time, searchable database of awards made HRA member organizations whose goal is to represent the full scope of awards by nonprofit organizations to provide a clearer picture of the biomedical research funding landscape. HRA Analyzer enables data-driven analysis and strategic grantmaking by HRA members. It also fosters collaboration between organizations with aligned programs and missions.
Currently, the HRA Analyzer represents well over $18B billion in funding and more than 60,000 separate grants from 2006 to the present.
HRA partnered with Digital Science to create the database – it is a customized version of Digital Science’s flagship offering, Dimensions, a global award database covering hundreds of funders and with over $1 trillion in historical and future funded research.
The HRA Analyzer (and the public facing HRA Reporter which is still in development) follow the model of the National Institutes of Health’s NIH RePORTER, which provides comprehensive information on research projects funded by the NIH and other federal agencies. No comparable database previously existed to capture investment in biomedical research by the nonprofit community, which was estimated to represent almost $5 billion in 2015, according to Research!America.
HRA Analyzer functionality includes automated coding of research areas using multiple different taxonomies, the ability to drill down to individual grant data including associated publications, and the power to visualize data and trends in a variety of ways. HRA Analyzer not only includes HRA members’ awardee data but also includes NIH funding and publication data as well.