About HRA Open
HRA Open is a web-based service sponsored by the HRA that not only promotes open science, but also enables HRA member-funded awardees to link grant support to awardees’ research outputs. We are excited to provide this service to HRA members in an effort to make science more OPEN and to enhance the ability to track the outputs of your funded research!
To accomplish the first of these dual goals, HRA Open enables awardees to upload and share publications into PubMed Central (PMC) or Figshare.
The HRA Open collaboration includes:
• The National Library of Medicine (NLM), which enables awardees to deposit peer-reviewed publications into PubMed Central (PMC) using the NIH manuscript submission system, and
• Figshare which facilitates uploading other materials related to funded projects into Figshare, including figures, datasets, presentations, and other research outputs.
HRA is pleased to offer this opportunity to the members who have a public or open access policy that requires the deposit of funded research papers in PMC. NLM has very strict requirements for the funders with whom they partner. For instance, similar to eligibility for HRA membership, NLM requires funders who are their partners to have a robust scientific review process.
HRA Open is the platform that connects the functionality from these systems enabling not only the upload of publications and research outputs, but also enables linking outputs such as datasets, figures, preprints, presentations to the related publication, and then linking those various outputs to the grant that funded the work.