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  • HRA Explores Open Science

    To listen to a recording of the webinar on “Opportunities for Increasing Research Reproducibility and Transparency” presented by the Center for Open Science (COS; click here. To access additional information on this topic click here.      

    HRA is cohosting the December Funders’ Forum “Maximizing Research Impact: How Promoting Open and Reproducible Research Helps Funding Organizations Meet Their Mission” on December 5th and 6th in Charlottesville, VA.  The event was cohosted by the Health Research Alliance and Brian Nosek’s team at the Center for Open Science.

    The Open Data Platform Subgroup of the Open Science Task Force hosted a webinar which provided participants with an overview of the utility of data sharing platforms in research, what platforms are available and what is their functionality, as well as detailed information on the Vivli platform.   For more information on Vivli, please visit: The audio portion of the webinar can be accessed here, and the slides here.

  • Over the last two years, HRA and FasterCures have partnered with university technology transfer office (TTO) representatives and foundation stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of philanthropic support of academic research.  A summary of the most recent meeting to discuss indirect costs can be found here.In an environment of constrained research funding, universities face ever increasing pressure to leverage resources and successfully support academic research.  Non-profit  organizations have become eager partners in this endeavor, yet must justify to their stakeholders that their philanthropic support is being deployed wisely. Past discussions have addressed issues such as intellectual property, publishing, licensing & royalty sharing terms. This document summarizes the discussion at the private session at the Partnering For Cures meeting that focused on increasing transparency of what indirect costs cover while cooperatively discussing how to advance the field in order to support the true costs of excellent academic research.