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Join our member institutions, organizations and businesses that together represent 125 million Americans. All are leaders in the scientific and health communities and include universities, business and industry, research institutes, voluntary health/patient advocacy organizations, professional societies, trade associations and foundations.
For overviews of our most recent work and membership benefits, please see our Executive Summary.
Advocacy & Initiatives
Research!America commands considerable respect across the administration and Congress, and membership allows for increasingly significant opportunities to monitor and influence the legislative and regulatory climates to stimulate the research enterprise. For example, our Ask Your Candidates! voter education initiative helps to educate the voting public and the media, and emphasize to members of Congress and the candidates themselves how much voters care about research.
We provide our members with unique advocacy tools and other resources on timely research topics. Our members are also welcome to download and use our presentations, speeches by our leadership, and other materials for your own advocacy efforts to advance medical, health and scientific research.
Our award-winning membership newsletter is packed with timely national research policy and funding news, our public opinion polling data, reports and updates on our advocacy initiatives. We feature a member organization each month in Members Take Action.
We provide our series of fact sheets on the economic impact of research to Congress and the administration; state government leaders; the media; and to all our members.
Since 1992, Research!America has commissioned and released the results of more than 100 national and state polls. An annual summary of our national data is published as America Speaks. Our state public opinion poll data is available exclusively to our members.
Research!America has been tracking and analyzing the total U.S. public and private investment in research for about a decade.
Membership Events and Forums
Each March, we host our annual meeting of members in Washington, DC. We unveil our annual report, latest public opinion poll data and other crucial information and resources that help our members. We hold our Advocacy Awards dinner that evening.
Starting in 2013, our annual National Health Research Forum moved to the fall. The event provides an ideal setting for top leaders in government, industry, academia, patient advocacy organizations and the media to engage in dialogue concerning key medical, health and scientific research issues.
For more information about membership benefits and services, contact Ted Brasfield.