HRA Happenings

This newsletters contains links to Fall Members Meeting in Durham, Grants Program Analysis call, NCI’s data sharing webinar, NFRI meeting, everything you need to know about Indirect Costs webinar, DC Regional Meeting and much more…


Links to resources
Fall Members Meeting (Durham)        (November 15-16, 2018)
Links to the presentations can be found on the Meeting homepage and by searching for the topic of the session on the resources page.

Grants Program Analysis Working Group  (Call November 29, 2018)
The group defined 3 subcommittees (survey-based evaluation, platform-based evaluation and tools to facilitate evaluation) and is identifying and creating resources for each.  They are currently collecting and sharing resources (including a wealth of information about surveys HRA members use with their grantees) via Google docs.  Email Annette to be added to the group.

How NCI is Leading on Data Sharing Webinar    (October 9, 2018]
Jaime Guidry Auvil, the Director of NCI’s Office of Data Sharing, shared efforts that are in motion at NCI and NIH to promote data sharing.  See her slides, hear her presentation and/or read my summary of her information-packed presentation.

Nonprofit Funder – Research Institution Partnership (NFRI) Meeting:  (November 7, 2018)
The Nonprofit Funder -Research Institution (NFRI) partnership hosted its second workshop to advance discussions on IP and technology transfer, reimbursement of research operating costs and how to streamline administrative requirements (details on these workstreams are on the FIRST group page).

Indirect Costs (aka F&A):  Everything You Need To Know Webinar (September 6, 2018)
You can listen to the webinar or view the slides from this presentation.

Diversity and Inclusion:  DC Area Regional Meeting (October 16, 2018 Hosted by HHMI)
Presentations by NIH, HHMI and ASH can be found here.

… and much more on the HRA Resources page including:

HealthDataViz for Data Visualization Webinar (October 24, 2018)

Intro to Datavant Webinar (October 2, 2018)

Using the New Dimensions Functionality Webinar (September 18, 2018)

Mark Your Calendars

Webinar:    “Preregistration:  Improve Research Rigor, Reduce Bias”.
December 10, 2018 11 AM ET
Co-hosted by HRA and Center for Open Science
Click here to register.

NIH Request For Information:  on Proposed Provisions for a Draft NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
December 10th, 2018  DEADLINE to send in your response to the RFI.
HRA has a resource page linking to:

  • The NIH November 19th  webinar (slides and audio) on the process of submitting responses to the RFI.
  • Process for submitting comments.
  • AHA’s draft comments that you can modify for your own use.  (Thanks to AHA for sharing!)  

Send your Comments to the NIH from this NIH page.

Members Meeting in Atlanta, GA
March 28-29, 2019
Co-hosted by ACS, LLS, and Rheumatology Research Foundation
Program Committee will be asking for HRA Member Speakers soon – watch your email!
Check HRA’s Meeting page for updates including the link to register for the meeting hotel (also one of many AACR meeting hotels).

Collaboration Workshop
May 1-2, 2019
All HRA Members will be invited to participate in an in-person workshop (and other activities) supported by Rita Allen to enhance HRA’s collaborative practices.
Check here for more details.

Members Meeting in Alexandria, VA
September 25-26, 2018
The meeting will be held at Conquer Cancer Foundation offices.
Check HRA’s Meeting page for updates



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