Heads of International Research Organizations

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Heads of International Research Organizations (HIROs) is an organization composed of directors of International Research Organizations.[1] It was established by Harold Varmus in 1998. Representatives from United States, Canada, China, EU, India, South Africa, and South Korea. The members include director of NIH, Wellcome Trust, Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI).


  1. ^ Viergever, R. F. (2011). "Aid alignment for global health research: The role of HIROs". Health Research Policy and Systems. 9: 12–34. PMC 3065442Freely accessible. PMID 21414202. doi:10.1186/1478-4505-9-12.