Past Events

Fall 2021 HRA Members Meeting (Virtual)

Week of October 18, 2021

October 18  | Monday Unpacking Systemic Racism – A Workshop to Help Funders Foster Equity 12:00 – 4:00 PM ET  Click here to access slide decks and other materials from this session. In the latest effort to advance equitable practices across HRA member organizations, Unpacking founder, Kristina Ashley Williams, will be the host of this interactive workshop. As the Unpacking…

Spring 2021 HRA Members Meeting (Virtual)

March 22, 23 & 25, 2021

March 22  | Monday Hosting Virtual Events 12:30 – 2:00 PM ET Click here to access speaker bios, slide decks and recording of the session. As we all have experienced, 2020 was the year of hosting virtual events. Have you spent hours researching the how-to’s of managing virtual meetings? This session will discuss the nuts and bolts of organizing and…

Nonprofit Funder-Research Institution (NFRI) Partnership Workshop

September 24, 2019

HRA and COGR held its fourth NFRI Partnership Workshop on September 24, 2019.

Fall 2020 HRA Members Meeting (Virtual)

September 21, 22 & 24, 2020

Please click on the session titles below to access the slides and recording of each session. For speaker bios/session details please expand the meeting dates below. Monday, September 21, 2020 COVID-19: How are funders best supporting the biomedical enterprise by their response to the COVID-19 crisis? 12:30 – 2:00pm ET       Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Opportunities to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion…

Spring 2020 HRA Members Meeting (Virtual)

March 30-31, 2020

The Spring HRA Members Meeting will be converted to a completely virtual meeting due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  Links to register for each main session are now live.

Nonprofit Funder-Research Institution (NFRI) Partnership Workshop

May 22, 2019

HRA and COGR will held its third NFRI Partnership Workshop on May 22, 2019.

Collaboration Workshop (AACR Offices in Philadelphia)

November 12-13, 2019

HRA is offering a workshop to all interested HRA members, held at the AACR offices in Philadelphia. The workshop will be designed and facilitated to: Increase members’ awareness of the benefits and challenges of collaboration, the “best-practices” leading to sustained collaboration. Surface the work that participants are already doing and thoughtfully connect the dots by sharing information, pooling resources, and…

Fall 2019 HRA Members’ Meeting (Alexandria)

September 25-26, 2019

PDF’s of all presentations have been posted on the Fall Meeting page.

Spring 2019 HRA Members Meeting (Atlanta)

March 28-29, 2019

The Spring 2019 members meeting will be held in  American Cancer Society offices (250 Williams Street, Atlanta GA 30303) in downtown Atlanta.  Please use the Williams street entrance and proceed to the back of the lobby where you will see the registration table and auditorium.  

Spring 2016 HRA Members’ Meeting (NYC)

March 31 - Apr 1, 2016

This meeting covered the following topics: Use of Big Data in Precision Medicine: Patient & Disease-Specific Registries, Approaches to achieve gender equity in STEM faculty: successes, hurdles and opportunities for collaboration, “Gene Editing and Precision Medicine” Scientific Session, Measuring and Messaging Research Outcomes of Your Funding, Team Science Tools: Practical Team Science Guidance

Fall 2016 HRA Members’ Meeting (Bethesda)

Sept. 27-28, 2016

This meeting covered the following topics: Understanding preprints, an emerging model for publication in biology, Interactions with Industry, Mainstream Media Distorting Science – and What as Funders Can We Do About It?, FDA Priorities and Interactions with Non-Profits, Communicating Impact of our Funding, Interactions with National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Scientific Session

Spring 2017 HRA Members’ Meeting (Manhattan Beach)

March 23-24, 2017

This meeting covered the following topics: Altmetrics, Successful Implementation of Open Science and Data Sharing, Demystifying Indirect Cost in Funder Agreements, Addressing Inefficiencies to Accelerate Future Clinical Trials, Convergence: Platform Technologies to Accelerate Life Science Discovery, Private Philanthropy and Biomedical Research: Fresh Perspectives from a New Generation of Donors, Putting Grants Data to Work: Practical Approaches to Evaluation

Fall 2017 HRA Members’ Meeting (Chicago)

Sept. 17-18, 2017

This meeting covered the following topics: Program Evaluation: Leveraging Shared Award Data and Other Data Sources, Strategic Planning, Accelerating Treatments to Patients – Crossing the “Valley of Death”, Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers to Accelerate Clinical Development and to Improve Clinical Practice, Speak Visually: How to Use Visual Communication to Tell Your Research Story, Open Science – Pre-Registration: Approaches to Ensuring Reproducibility…

Spring 2018 HRA Members’ Meeting (NYC)

March 12-13, 2018

This meeting covered the following topics: ORCID Reducing Burden and Improving Transparency (ORBIT) Project, Health Services Research, Novel Funding Models, Implementation of Funder Data Sharing Policies, Strategies for Increasing Diversity in the Workforce,

Fall 2018 HRA Members’ Meeting (Durham)

November 15-16, 2018

This meeting covered the following topics: Measuring Funding Impact Through Grantee Outputs (Thursday) FIRST Group Update (Thursday) Peer Review Under the Microscope: From Best Practices to Current Challenges (Thursday) Implementing New Ways to Model Human Disease for More Effective Drug Discovery (Friday) Stronger Together: How Collaboration Can Lead to Greater Impact (Friday) Links to meeting presentations and speaker bios can be…

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