Health Research Alliance (HRA) Launches New Platform for Open Science in Partnership with the National Library of Medicine Powered by Figshare and Dimensions

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RALEIGH, N.C. and LONDON and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 12, 2018

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- HRA Open will allow HRA member-funded awardees to link their awards to their research outputs and deposit publications into PubMed Central 

HRA is powered by Figshare and Dimensions, Digital Science platforms


Health Research Alliance today announced a new application called "HRA Open" powered by Figshare, a cloud-based repository for academic research.

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HRA Open is an HRA-sponsored web-based service that promotes open science by providing a space for awardees to upload and share other materials related to funded projects, including figures, datasets, presentations, and other funder-approved research outputs. In addition to being able to deposit publications into PubMed Central (PMC), awardees can search the database of grants and awards for their awarded funding and submit their research outputs under that grant.

HRA has partnered with The National Library of Medicine (NLM) to enable HRA member-funded awardees to deposit their publications into PMC using the HRA Open platform. Links that have been made between awards from HRA member organizations and their awardees are provided to the NLM to facilitate open and public access of awardees' publications and research outputs.

Awardee information is provided by HRA Reporter, HRA's awardee database. HRA Reporter is powered by Dimensions, a Digital Science platform that connects awards, grants, publications, clinical trials and patents. From Dimensions, HRA Open enables users to explore information on over $1.3 trillion of grant funding from 250+ research funders around the world.

From Maryrose Franko, Executive Director of HRA:

"HRA is excited to partner with the NLM to advance science by making peer-reviewed articles from HRA member-funded research publicly available on PubMed Central. But HRA Open will also enable awardees of HRA members to link research outputs to their funding AND make those outputs open. That is a game-changer." 

Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder of Figshare, said:

"This is an excellent development for members of the Health Research Alliance. We're pleased to be able to help HRA Open showcase their research outputs in an easy-to-use application."  

This application is live now and research outputs are available at .


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About The Health Research Alliance  

The Health Research Alliance is a collaborative member organization of ~ 80 nonprofit research funders, all committed to maximizing the impact of biomedical research to improve human health. See for additional information.

About Figshare  

Figshare is a web-based platform to help academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public attention of all their research outputs. The light-touch and user-friendly approach focuses on four key areas: research data management, reporting and statistics, research data dissemination and administrative control. Figshare works with institutions in North America and internationally to help them meet key funder recommendations and to provide world-leading tools to support an open culture of data sharing and collaboration. For more information, visit and follow @figshare on Twitter. Figshare is a Digital Science portfolio company:

About Dimensions  

Dimensions is a discovery and analytics platform that re-imagines discovery and access to research. Developed in partnership with over 100 leading research organizations around the world, Dimensions aims to break down barriers to innovation by enabling users to find and access the most relevant information faster, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future activities. Find out more at and follow us on Twitter @DSDimensions.

About Digital Science  

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, at the laboratory bench or in a research setting. It invests in and incubates scientific software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies and investments include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, GRID, IFI CLAIMS, Labguru, Peerwith, Overleaf, ReadCube, Symplectic, TetraScience, Transcriptic, and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Visit and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.

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