Academic Research Alliance
ARA is an organization originally founded as the Academic Research Alliance on February 18, 2001. Currently the organizations name is 'ara'. ARA was originally created to involve students in scientific activities. On October 2004 the organization changed its codes and statutes to develop an attitude of service, leadership, integrity, innovation, and cultural and artistic expression. The organization welcomes anyone who agrees with the organizations purposes, mission, and objectives. One of the main principles of the organization is that information and knowledge should not find any barriers and people should be able to freely access it regardless of sex, race, religion, affiliation, etc.