If the NFRI partnership can enable our research scientists to spend more time in the lab creating new discoveries – if staff at foundations and research institutions can devote more resources (time and money) to enable our scientists to solve some of the most challenging problems in biomedicine – then we have succeeded achieving the goals of this partnership. It is with these goals in mind we invite you to join this partnership to help tackle challenging issues with creativity and respect. If you are interested in joining email Maryrose Franko (HRA’s Executive Director) at Maryrose at HealthRA dot org.
The NFRI Partnership initially developed a set of 4 Guiding Principles by which we operate.
- Efforts must focus on fostering effective long-term partnerships based on mutual trust.
- Activities need to support the mission of each partner. Efforts that are not in alignment with the mission of either partner will have little chance of success.
- Strategies should foster efficient and effective collaborations to ensure timely conduct, dissemination, and advancement of research findings – which will ultimately benefit all parties
- Benefits from streamlining administrative processes and requirements should be realized by all parties.
Informal discussions began around the area of Intellectual Property (IP) in 2012. But in 2017, the NFRI partnership was formalized as collaboration between members of the Health Research Alliance (HRA), and research institutions, with support from the Council on Government Relations (COGR).