HRA Happenings

Happy Belated New Year Everyone,

I hope everyone’s 2020 has started out strong – HRA’s certainly did!

Members Meeting  March 30-31, 2020  (Irvine, CA)   

See the Members Meeting page for the agenda, to register for remote attendance, and book your hotel. The meeting is sponsored by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation and the reception is sponsored by the Cancer Research Institute.  The meeting will begin with an optional professional development session targeted toward the program officer/senior program officer stage. You must register via the meeting registration form to attend this session.

ORCID Consortium Option
We have identified a good option for members who want to belong to an ORCID Consortium.  It is an existing consortium called the ORCID US Community.  This is a very well-run consortium that HRA members can join managed by Lyrasis.  It will cost members $4,300 to join the consortium.  Email Maryrose if interested.

NFRI MeetingApril 23, 2020 (PEW Offices, Washington, DC)
See the NFRI page for meeting info (registration link to come).

All are welcome to attend the 5th workshop of the Nonprofit Funder-Research Institution partnership.  The NFRI page also has the latest draft of many useful resources (a few are listed below) for the three working groups.  Feedback is very much welcome! Please send your comments to Maryrose.  NFRI is driven by the FIRST Group.

HRA Analyzer Webinar – (New Version Release)    February 12, 2020 2 – 2:30 PM ET
Click here to register.
The new version of HRA Analyzer is ready! But before the launch, Digital Science will provide a short 10 min overview of the new, easy to use interface.  HRA will follow that with a quick reminder about the valuable functionality of HRA Analyzer and why (and how) you should update your award data.

Check out The 2019 Year in Review
This interactive page and the pdf have links to past webinars, the list of Collaboration ideas on the Collaboration Workshop page, and other resources created by HRA staff and others such as Grants Management Systems Survey Results, the Comparison of Platform-based Evaluation software and HRA Member Progress & Financial Report Templates just to name a few.  You can always find HRA resources on the Resources page.


Registered Reports webinar: From the Funders’ and Publisher’s Perspectives     March 4, 2020 2 – 3 PM ET
Click here to register.

The OSTF will host a webinar during which Salvatore La Rosa (from the Children’s Tumor Foundation) and Simon Noble (from CHDI Foundation) will describe how they use Registered Reports to enhance funding impact by increasing the quality of the study design, and Veronique Kiermer (from PLOS) will discuss how PLOS ONE and PLOS Biology have implemented the Registered Reports and the plans to partner with more funders.

Grants Program Analysis Working Group Call     March 17, 2020 2 – 3 PM ET.
Click here to register.
The GPA Working Group holds calls the 3rd Tuesday of every other Month.  Click here for a summary of the last call.

Please welcome new cochairs

 … and Coming Soon:  Bias Reduction in Grant Reviewing

Molly Carnes (from U Wisc’s Center for Women’s Health Research) is developing a one-hour bias habit-reducing training session specifically for grant reviewers.  She is designing a study to compare in person vs. online vs. no training. Her outcome measures would mainly be responses to surveys with items that get at attitudes, behaviors, and the observed process of grant reviewing.  If your organization is interested in getting more information or in joining an HRA Cohort (led by Sindy Escobar-Alvarez from DDCF and Kristin Smith Doody from NYSCF) to test this training please send Maryrose an email.

Hope to see many of you in March!