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Sharing Data to Accelerate Breakthroughs
Unique Research Model to Accelerate Path to A Cure
“Progress towards a successful strategy for restoring hearing has been hampered by the scattershot approach to the problem taken by individual investigators. In the HRP, a consortium of outstanding scientists has chosen to work together collaboratively towards this common goal, an approach that should substantially shorten the time needed to devise a way to restore hearing in people with hearing loss.”
– Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., Director of the HRP Consortium, Oregon Health & Science University
Members of the HRP Consortium
at the 2013 Annual Meeting
Unique Consortium Model Accelerates Timeline to a Cure
For years, scientific research has been conducted in relative isolation—one researcher or one institution working alone to tackle a major health issue. HHF developed the HRP Consortium model to do things differently.
Our HRP scientists work on research projects together, share their unpublished data and tools, and collaborate on the development and refinement of the HRP’s strategic research plan. The group meets bi-annually in person, monthly by conference call, and communicates frequently by email. This continual dialogue is helping to eliminate repetitive work across the team, saving time and research dollars, and most importantly, accelerating the timetable to a cure.   
Learn about membership criteria and apply to join the HRP Consortium.
Scientific Advisory Board Provides Oversight and Guidance
HHF established a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to provide oversight and guidance to the HRP Consortium. The SAB is comprised of senior scientists in hearing science, regenerative biology, and related fields.
This Board evaluates HRP projects for funding and monitors the performance of funded projects against the goals of the projects. The SAB helps ensure that all donations receive the highest level of stewardship and that the research process is as effective and efficient as possible.  
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