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URA Research Policy Forum: Multi-Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships

May 15, 2024 | Featured News, Science Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May15, 2024) – URA opened a new series of URA Research Policy Forums on May 15, 2024, with the ‘Multi-Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships’ forum. The virtually hosted meeting served the following purposes: 1) gauge the value and importance of multi-institutional collaborations and partnerships; 2) better understand processes for creating and supporting them; and 3) illuminate the challenges and barriers to succeeding with them. Over 53 individuals representing 42 URA national and international member universities and government agencies attended the meeting. In the morning session, the invited speakers acknowledged challenges for the national research community and shared experiences, lessons learned, and success stories in establishing multi-institutional partnerships. The afternoon session focused on the government agency and university views moderated by a panel discussion. URA staff updated the audience on our pilot service to facilitate multi-institutional proposals and summarized the pre-forum survey findings. The participants also learned about federal funding trends and tools to navigate the multi-institutional research landscape. A Question-and-Answer-session followed all presentations and discussions.  

The Full Report of May 15, 2024 URA Policy Forum