HRA Happenings

This newsletter announces HRA Analyzer, provides registration links to webinars on Grants Management Databases, Mentoring in the Research Workforce, and HRA Analyzer.  It also reminds members to mark their calendars for the Members Meeting in Atlanta (March 28-29) and the Collaboration workshop (May 1-2).  Links to the preregistration webinar (Dec 10) and NIH’s process for soliciting input on their policy for data management and sharing were also included.

Here is a sampling of what is upcoming on the HRA calendar and links to what has already happened.  These newsletters are now archived here.

Happy 2019 everyone!

HRA AnalyzerHRA Reporter goes Public! 
We are excited to announce that a public version of HRA Reporter called “HRA Analyzer” is coming soon!  Use this link to register for the upcoming webinar.  Digital Science will be connecting with the designated contact for each organization to determine your organization’s desired level of participation and is developing a set of FAQs that will provide more detail.  We look forward to working with you to launch this resource for HRA members and the broader community.  Check out the Bladder Cancer Funding Analyzer to see the power of this tool.  Thanks to the generous support from DDCF for making this happen!

Collaboration Program:

With support from the Rita Allen Foundation, HRA is developing a program to help its members develop and sustain more impactful collaborative relationships to accelerate scientific discoveries and innovation in grantmaking and research.  The program will begin with a workshop – but won’t end there!  See below for preliminary workshop details.

Upcoming events:
Webinar:   HRA Member Grants Management Databases
1/16/2019 2:00-3:00 PM ET    Register Now!
The Grants Administration Working Group will be holding a webinar featuring presentations from fellow HRA members on 2 grants management databases (Community Force and Foundant.)

Webinar:  Mentoring in the Research Workforce
1/22/2019 12:00-1:00 PM ET
This webinar will feature a presentation by Christine Pfund, PhD, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who studies the science of mentoring in STEMM. Dr. Pfund will present the current landscape of mentoring in science, best practices in mentoring, and resources and training programs that are available. She will provide information on services that could be used by HRA members to provide mentor or mentee training to grantees.  Use this link to register.

Webinar:  HRA Analyzer
1/24/2019 2:00-3:00 PM ET
HRA Analyzer is the name for the public face of HRA Reporter.  The webinar will discuss what taking HRA Reporter public means and how your organization can participate.  Use this link to register.

Meeting:  Spring 2019 Members Meeting:  Co-Hosted by ACS, LLS and Rheumatology Research Foundation
3/28-29/2019 Atlanta, GA.
 Invitations will be sent soon.
Use this Hotel Reservation Link (One of the many hotels used for the AACR meeting following the HRA Meeting)

Workshop:   Collaboration Workshop (Philadelphia)
With a grant from the Rita Allen Foundation, HRA is hosting a workshop to help its members develop and sustain more impactful collaborative relationships to accelerate scientific discoveries and innovation in grantmaking and research.  Mark your calendars!  All HRA members are invited.  Additional details will be coming soon.

Past events:

Webinar:  Preregistration: Improve Research, Rigor, Reduce Bias (12/10/2018)
Brian Nosek from the Center for Open Science walked participants through the benefits of preregistration including why and how funders can encourage researchers to preregister their research.  Access the Webinar slides, the Webinar recording and other information from the resources page.

NIH’s Data Sharing Policy:  NIH’s RFI on Proposed Provisions for a Future Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy
The NIH collected and is now reviewing public input on proposed provisions that will serve as the foundation for a future NIH policy for data management and sharing.  The American Heart Association graciously shared their draft comments.  Here are links to NIH’s Proposed Policy and the slides from NIH’s WEBINAR.  We’ll keep you posted with new developments as they arise.