HRA Happenings – April 28th, 2022

Dear HRA members,

Congratulations to the Program Committee for putting on another very valuable meeting! Below are the links to the resource page for each session.  There you can find the recording, the speaker’s slides, and (for the Open Science and DEI sessions) a document consolidating speakers’ links/resources. The entire Spring 2022 Members Meeting agenda with these links can be found here.

SESSION 1:         How to Build Mentoring and Community Support Platforms to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Scientific Network

SESSION 2:         Open Science:  Tortoise and the Hare

SESSION 3:         Innovative Models to Expedite Research Funding

SESSION 4:         Enhancing Program Performance Using Logic Models


Mark Your Calendars

AHA Precision Medicine Platform: Cloud-enabled Workspaces to Research
(5/10/2022 1:00-2:00pm ET)

Attend this event to learn about AHA’s Precision Medicine Platform – the data available, the ease of use, and the analytical tools available, plus how your organization and researchers could leverage AHA’s PMP.  AHA works in collaboration with NIH to train researchers in all areas of science (i.e., cancer, diabetes, eye, brain, inflammation) to use cloud-enabled workspaces, and will provide limited free trials for HRA member organizations.

Open Mic: Training and Mentorship for Early Career Scientists from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups
(5/12/2022 2:00-3:00pm ET)

This event (cohosted by the DEI and Research Workforce Communities) will continue the Members Meeting session “How to Build Mentoring and Community Support Platforms To Support DEI In Your Scientific Network.” Come prepared to share lessons learned from programs and strategies that your org has implemented and ask questions of your HRA colleagues.

HRA Misconduct and Ethics Community Call
(5/17/2022 1:00-2:00pm ET – these Community calls will be held the 3rd Tuesday of every other month)

This Misconduct and Ethics Community call will be an open and confidential discussion of HRA members’ experiences in this space. The goals of this group include working together and with universities and other entities to mitigate grantee misconduct (not research related) such as harassment and toxic workplace environment. Note that we will avoid discussing specific cases.

2022 CEO Roundtables

Quarterly in 2022 via zoom
Q2 – May 24, 2-3pm ET – register here
Q2 – May 25, 4-5pm ET – register here

HRA hosts quarterly roundtables giving leaders of HRA Member organizations the opportunity to network and learn from their peers.  If you have topics you would like to add to the agenda, please email [email protected].

Using Logic Models – to develop programs and measure impact
(5/26/2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET)

Join the Program Evaluation Community to learn more about the value of logic models in both designing programs and measuring impact. Come prepared to share your own challenges and success. Use this opportunity to pose questions to your colleagues. What are the metrics you use to measure success of an early career award?  What are short term outcomes that can point to success of an award to foster drug development?  How do you collect these metrics?  Also, the logic model is only one way to help funders evaluate impact. What are others you would like to see this Community learn about?

Fall In-person (hybrid) Members Meeting

October 6 & 7, 2022 at the Simon’s Foundation in NYC.
Thanks so much to the Simon’s Foundation for offering to host our first in-person meeting in almost 3 years!  We are so excited to finally meet in person (hopefully). Make your reservations ASAP, as October is a busy month in NYC. Hotel details are on this page.

Please email [email protected] if you would like to serve on the Program Committee for the Fall 2022 meeting. Thanks!