An update from the HIBAR Research Alliance

In this newsletter issue, we invite you to join our December 7 webinar showcasing rapid response research networks at the University South Florida. We also share highlights of our recent webinars, and catch up on other recent news and upcoming events.

As always, you can find additional information and resources at www.hibar-research.org.


Join our December 7 webinar

The University of South Florida

Pandemic Response Research Network

Lessons Learned through a Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research Approach to COVID-19

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
11am-noon PT (2-3pm ET)

Three research leaders from University of South Florida will describe a unique and effective approach that USF took to develop a rapid response research network to address the wide-ranging aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will highlight the HIBAR features of this network, share lessons learned, and describe how USF is now applying the concept to tackle other global challenges.

Webinar speakers

Dr. Randy W. Larsen

Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Howard Goldstein

Associate Dean for Research, College of Behavioral

& Community Sciences

Dr. Sylvia Wilson Thomas

Interim Vice President

for Research & Innovation


Watch the highlights of our recent webinars

Asking Different Questions

The Asking Different Questions program developed at UC Davis creates a meaningful and respectful dialogue across boundaries that typically divide—between universities and communities, activists and researchers, scientists and humanists, workers and policymakers. In our October webinar, Sarah Rebolloso McCullough described how universities can make space for graduate students to pursue HIBAR research. Read more here.

Watch the highlights

Permanent Carbon Removal

UCLA’s Institute for Carbon Management (ICM) is creating and developing sustainable solutions for carbon removal and demonstrating that they are effective at a globally-relevant scale. Gaurav Sant and Thomas Traynor described how their research benefits from a university environment and how they bridge skills gaps by integrating experienced industry professionals within the university-based team. Read more here.

Watch the highlights


The Role of Strong Cross-Sectoral Partnerships in

Successful HIBAR Projects

The HIBAR Research Alliance aims to collect and share current good practices in forming, implementing, and sustaining the deep cross-sectoral partnerships with external organizations that are needed for HIBAR research projects to be successful. Our 2022 Annual General Meeting discussion brought together interested individuals from HRA Member and Affiliate institutions to share their knowledge and experience.

Keynote speaker Dr. David Hart, Director of the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine, launched the discussion about sharing strategies for enabling universities to better partner with non-academic practitioners working to address specific societal challenges. Read more here.

Watch David Hart's presentation

Dr. David Hart

Director of the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine


Join our Collaborative Action Group communities

In addition to sharing this newsletter, we periodically share relevant resources, updates on our activities, and opportunities to participate in events related to our Collaborative Action Groups topics:

  • Making changes in the academic incentive system to encourage HIBAR research projects
  • Facilitating HIBAR research projects across disciplines
  • Cooperating with other organizations to encourage HIBAR research projects
  • Building awareness and understanding of HIBAR research projects
  • Developing and sharing metrics and assessment for HIBAR research projects

If you would like to join any of these Collaborative Action Group community mailing lists, you can do so by clicking on the blue button below. Please feel welcome to share this message with any colleagues who may be interested.


Showcasing Research with Impact

There are various means by which universities can recognize and celebrate exemplary HIBAR research projects. Awards are one such means, and one of our HRA member campuses, UCLA, recently established a new award program to recognize faculty whose research or other creative work has had a significant beneficial public impact, where such benefit has been achieved in part through the efforts of those same faculty to bring their research or creative activity into the public arena. In its inaugural year, six UCLA professors received this Public Impact Research Award.

Public Impact Research Awards



Upcoming Events That May Be Of Interest

We are pleased to share these links to four upcoming events that are being offered by other organizations and may be of interest to you as a member of the HIBAR Research Alliance community.

UIDPVirtual 2022

December 6-8, 2022

Global thought leaders in university-industry collaboration will share their approaches and goal-focused strategies, and engaging fireside chats with visionary leadership will inspire your team and convey relevant solutions for how your work, how you innovate, and how you create value.  Speakers include: Laurie Locasio (NIST), Alejandro Adem (NSERC), Taylor Eighmy (UT San Antonio), and Cynthia Mahler (Boeing Company).

Click here for UIDP event details

AESIS 2022 Webinar

December 13, 2022

Research and its societal impact can be optimized through interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration, and engaging partners can increase funding opportunities. But which experts or stakeholders would be involved in order to have a positive impact, and in which type of collaborations can you engage? In this webinar, three experts will share their experiences about how collaboration can improve research and its impact on society. 

Click here for AESIS event details

AAAS 2023 Annual Meeting

Online or in Washington, D.C.
March 2-5, 2023

The 2023 AAAS Annual Meeting will feature multi-disciplinary research – research that advances knowledge and responds to the needs of humanity. The program will highlight breakthroughs in science and technology and, in particular, those that incorporate the importance of diversity in its investigators, subjects of study, and translational implications.

Click here for AAAS event details

ARIS Broader Impacts Summit

Baltimore, MD
March 22-24, 2023

The 2023 Summit hosted by the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) is an opportunity to learn about broader impacts and engage with the vibrant ARIS community. ARIS works with U.S. and international scientists and engagement practitioners to help them engage with and demonstrate the impact of research in their communities and society.

Click here for ARIS event details


For more information about the HIBAR Research Alliance, visit www.hibar-research.org.