in it. The Health Research Alliance (HRA) is a consortium of nearly 50 nonprofit, nongovernmental funders of biomedical research and includes numerous patient groups.5


5 The HRA fosters open communication and collaboration among its members; provides data and analysis about the funding of biomedical research and training by HRA member organizations; identifies gaps in funding and facilitates innovative grant making; and addresses key issues in accelerating research discovery and its translation. For more information, see (accessed October 10, 2011).

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