To help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on biomedical research, we will be collecting, creating and posting resources developed by HRA staff, HRA members, and the broader community. Please let us know how we can help you.
HRA DEI Community Call: Inclusive Grantmaking Initiative Open Discussion
4/12/2023 2-3pm ET
Join this DEI Community Call to learn about the Health Research Alliance Inclusive Grantmaking Initiative (IGI), where Jenna Hicks, IGI Project Lead will review the background of the IGI, outline the proposed approach for the IGI, and solicit HRA member input on the IGI via open discussion. Please come with…
Intro to “Health Open Research”: An open research publishing option using F1000
4/25/2023 12-1pm ET
Join us for a webinar to learn about Health Open Research. Health Open Research (launched in November 2022*) is built on an existing collaboration with the AMRC, and welcomes submissions from all researchers (including those funded by HRA member organizations!) in health, medical and social care research. Utilizing F1000’s unique…
2023 Registry and Biorepository calls
4/27/2023 2-3pm ET
Dear Registry and Biorepository Learning Community members, The 2023 schedule for this communities’ zoom meetings has been set! Please register for each call using the links above, we will send out more details about each (topics, format, speakers, etc.) approximately a month prior. *HRA is committed to providing…
2023 CEO Roundtables
6/6/2023 3-4pm ET
HRA will be hosting roundtables giving CEOs (including Presidents, Executive Directors, etc) of HRA Member organizations the opportunity to network and learn from their peers. Previous roundtables discussions have covered strategic planning and human resource issues such as remote and hybrid work, compensation, and expanding programs under increasing expense constraints,…
Spring 2023 HRA Members Meeting (The Beckman Center, Irvine, CA)
March 21 & 22, 2023
Hosted by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
Fall 2023 HRA Members Meeting (Chicago, Il)
October 16 & 17, 2023
Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Health Research Alliance, a collaborative member organization of nonprofit research funders, is committed to maximizing the impact of biomedical research to improve human health.
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February is Heart Health month. HRA Members provide over 1 billion dollars in support for Cardiovascular Research!
As part of the EVO Program, HRA is hosting a series of working sessions for organizations with similar challenges to work together to explore and implement open science policies, practices, and compliance monitoring that is appropriate for your organization. In these “Birds of a Feather” sessions (BOFs), facilitated by Kristen…
On behalf of HRA’s Board of Directors, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee, Maryrose Franko, gave a “State of the Alliance” presentation. She updated the membership on the progress we have made in implementing the strategies set out in the 2021 Strategic Plan. We also hope…
Many HRA members want to collect demographic data consistently and equitably, in order to measure the impact of any strategies that are implemented. However, although HRA members are poised to collect data, some may be reticent to do so because of the recent affirmative action cases in the news and…
HRA Happenings – February 16, 2023
Dear HRA members, We have a few exciting announcements before listing Upcoming Events and Member Resources. Welcome to HRA’s newest staff member – Jenna Hicks! Jenna is our new Inclusive Grantmaking Initiative Project Lead and Civic Science Associate. We thank the Doris Duke Foundation and the Rita Allen Foundation for…February 16, 2023
Exploring the Value of Open (EVO) Program
Hi HRA Members, I hope you are all as excited about OSTP’s recently issued memorandum on Increasing Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research Results as I am! There is definitely growing momentum in support of research sharing, and HRA is here to help you capitalize on that momentum. Our new…September 6, 2022
2022 Impact Report
Dear HRA Members, I hope that 2023 is off to a great start. It definitely is for HRA, and follows a very productive 2022! Please explore HRA’s 2022 Impact Report (or the interactive version below) to learn about all the valuable things HRA and HRA members accomplished in 2022. As…January 17, 2023
COVID-19 Impact on Biomedical Research Funding Organizations
COVID-19 Impact on Biomedical Research Funding Organizations A Survey of the Health Research Alliance Membership The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to create a disruptive and measurable imprint on nonprofit organizations. In addition to disrupting the health and safety of the workforce, the pandemic challenges the fundamental ways nonprofits are…January 19, 2022
2021 Impact Report
Dear HRA Members, Once again, HRA and HRA member organizations were challenged with uncertainty and anxiety about what we should be doing in the “here and now,” but also how to prepare for the future. But once again, we all rose to the challenge. We collected data, provided resources and…January 13, 2022
HRA Happenings – June 23rd, 2022
Dear HRA members, Congratulations to HRA and HRA members for being a major part of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s lead story “Push for Diversity Among Biomedical Grant Makers Gains New Momentum”! Also, help me welcome our newest HRA member organizations! Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation Hearing Health Foundation If you are counting…June 23, 2022
Demonstrating the impact of HRA Member funding
The HRA Analyzer is a real time, searchable database of awards made by its 75 members. As of the launch, the database represents $8.9 billion in funding and over 31,000 separate grants from 2006 to the present. Check out Digital Science’s blog post of the HRA-UberResearch partnership.