In 2013, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) began leveraging, enhancing, and convening threat reduction networks to accelerate its programmatic and research driven targets and end states.  BOHRN uses this approach to connect funded research projects with other projects to help influence effective change for global health security; translating data into policy.  To find out more about DTRA and the BTRP mission, visit the DTRA BTRP website here

BOHRN is designed to support multinational and multidisciplinary research to support the wide spanning challenges associated with bat-borne diseases.  Click on the images below for more information about our Steering Committee's affiliations:

Bat Networks

The nature of BOHRN aims to connect and identify regional bat networks in efforts to build a global network.  Below are some of the networks that BOHRN members recognize as pivotal opportunities for expanding and connecting international collaboration.  

Western Asia Bat Research Network (WAB-Net)
Southeast Asian Bat Conservation Research Unit (SEABCRU)

The Terms of Reference for Trusted Agents (TORFTA) is an annually reviewed document that establishes ground rules and responsibilities for all members of BOHRN.  The leadership structure of BOHRN is made up of subject matter experts who employs a bottom-up design to encourage ideas, solutions, and projects. 

For more information on the structure of BOHRN and requirements for becoming a member the TORFTA is available here.