We are delighted to see that GLOHRA’s mission of strengthening interdisciplinary, collaborative and cross-sector research in Germany has grown into a goal that is shared and pursued by so many!
The GLOHRA community has a somewhat unique history, as the launch of GLOHRA in February of 2020 coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, members were brought together solely in digital formats: in the Global Health Research Directory, the monthly newsletter, on Twitter and LinkedIn and in the GLOHRA Academy Series. More than a year after launching, 130 members were able to meet in person at GLOHRA Day 2021 in Berlin. Of course we have continued to make digital participation in GLOHRA activities possible for our members spread across Germany and their collaborators across the world.
Here are a few facts about the diverse network of researchers contributing to global health:
- GLOHRA members represent a vast range of disciplines – from genetics and nephrology to economics and ethics, architecture, geography, physics and beyond.
- 38% represent biomedicine
- 36% represent public health
- 17% represent social sciences
- 8% represent engineering and other sciences
- GLOHRA members are affiliated with more than 180 research institutions
- More than 40 members are involved in GLOHRA-supported research projects
- GLOHRA members represent more than 70 nationalities and 23% of members are non-German nationals
The GLOHRA community will continue to grow and is open to researchers from all research disciplines who are active in global health research and formally affiliated with a German public research institution.