MyRA Web Portal Project

Note: This Google Site is for downloading the MyRA 1.0 and 2.0 templates. If you were looking for the MyRA portal website, please go to

The University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, the Department of Biomedical Informatics, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Information Technology, and the Office of the Vice President for Research, with funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region, have developed a portal-like website to aid in connecting researchers (especially translational scientists) to the resources needed to complete their research process.  This website is called My Research Assistant (MyRA).  The design template for this website is being shared freely with other institutions.  However, due to funding limitations, we are unable to offer implementation support or continued technical support for the templates.

The website template is available in two formats, one using simple HTML (MyRA 1.0) and one utilizing Alfresco and Drupal (MyRA 2.0).  The simple HTML version contains links to resources available to University of Utah researchers.  These links can be replaced and customized with the associated links relevant to each institution.  The more dynamic version utilizes Drupal for front end display and Alfresco for enterprise content management.  This version requires local instances of these two open source programs.

If you would like to use these templates, please read the information below and then fill out the contact information.  We will contact you at the email address provided with instructions on how to access the templates.

MyRA Template Access Request Form

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. NO1-LM-6-3504 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

This investigation was supported in part by the Public Health Services Grant number UL1-RR-25764 and C06-RR11234 from the National Center for Research Resources.