The HIBAR Research Alliance (HRA) is a volunteer-drive organization of individuals and instiutions that recognize that today’s universities can and should engage more effectively with the research and innovation ecosystem as a whole, strengthening academic excellence while also addressing the needs of society.
Our efforts focus on Highly Integrative Basic And Responsive (HIBAR) projects. These projects are co-led by academic researchers and societal experts, embracing the academic character and purpose of basic research while addressing a societal challenge.
A shift in the culture of the university system is needed to help more faculty members and students to participate in these types of projects. HRA contributors believe that this cultural shift can be achieved through a coordinated combination of bottom-up, top-down, and cross-sector efforts.
We invite individuals, from all areas of the research and innovation ecosystem, to participate in our activities. Contact us here.