Here below, a list of other resources that offer information or data on health research funding organizations is provided.
Other listings of organizations that fund health research, including organizations’ expenditures on health research
- UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC)
The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) produces periodical overviews of funding organizations’ expenditures on health research in the UK.
- Global Funding of Innovation for Neglected Diseases (G-FINDER)
The G-FINDER survey reports on global funding flows towards research and development for 31 neglected diseases.
ÜberResearch develops decision software for research funders, has put together a global database of grants as a shared resource for their partners which is showing promise in developing comparable data on organizations’ funding patterns. These data are not publicly available, but ÜberResearch makes them available for specific use cases for the entire science community.
- ResIn, Research Investments in Global Health
ResIn is a database with information on funded studies from all the major public and philanthropic funders of UK biomedical research and analysing these awards to UK institutions for infectious disease research over the time period of 1997 to 2010.
- Treatment Action Group (TAG) tuberculosis R&D spending reports
The Treatment Action Group tracks annual spending on tuberculosis research and development (TB R&D).
- Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) member list
The AMRC is a membership organization of leading medical and health research charities in the UK. Its member directory includes information on the organizations’ health research spending in the UK and in other countries.
Researcj!America produces periodic overviews of public and philanthropic health research spending in the US.
- EUFORI study
The EUFORI study is in the process of developing a list of all philanthropic organizations that fund research in the EU, including those that fund health research.
- Table #301. Federal Obligations for Health Research and Development by Federal Agency.
A database developed by the US NIH that provides information on the annual health research expenditures of various US federal agencies and departments.
- Canadian Research Information System (CRIS)
The CRIS contains data on grants and awards funded by a number of Canadian health research funding agencies.
HealthCompetence.eu is a pan-European Research Information System that makes key information accessible on all projects funded by the EC, and by various subprograms of the EC, within Health Science in the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes (FP6 & FP7).
Other listings of organizations that fund health research
- Health Research Web (HRWeb)
An online platform that provides information on various aspects of countries’ health research systems, including research financing.
- World RePort
World RePORT is an illustrative mapping database system designed to facilitate communication and coordination of biomedical research funded by major government agencies and philanthropic organizations around the world. It currently focuses on research performed in Sub-Saharan Africa using data supplied by several members of the Heads of International Research Organizations (HIRO).
ERAWATCH provides information on European, national and regional research and innovation systems, policies, and programmes in the EU and beyond.
- The Foundation Center directory
The Foundation Center provides a directory of philanthropic organizations.
- Health Research Alliance member list
The Health Research Alliance is an alliance of not-for-profit, non-governmental funders of health research. Its members are mainly US-based.
Articles about measuring health research funding flows
- Terry RF, Salm JF, Nannei C, Dye C. Creating a global observatory for health R&D. Science 2014; 345(6202), 1302–4. PubMed link.
- Young AJ, Terry RF, Røttingen J-A, Viergever RF. Global biomedical R&D expenditures. N Engl J Med 2014; 370: 2451. PubMed link.
- Chakma J, Sun GH, Steinberg JD, Sammut SM, Jagsi R. Asia’s ascent–global trends in biomedical R&D expenditures. N Engl J Med 2014; 370: 3–6. Pubmed link.
- Couzin-Frankel J. Chasing the money. Science (80- ) 2014, 344:24–5. PubMed link.
- Head MG, Fitchett JR, Cooke GS, Foster GR, Atun R. Systematic analysis of funding awarded for viral hepatitis-related research to institutions in the United Kingdom, 1997-2010. J Viral Hepat 2014, published online 22 Aug 2014. Journal link.
- Røttingen J-A, Regmi S, Eide M, et al. Mapping available health R&D data: what’s there, what’s missing and what role for a Global Observatory. Lancet 2013; 382: 1286–307. PubMed link.
- Viergever RF. The mismatch between the health research and development (R&D) that is needed and the R&D that is undertaken: an overview of the problem, the causes, and solutions. Global Health Action 2013; 6: 22450. PubMed link.
- Sampat BN, Buterbaugh K, Perl M. New evidence on the allocation of NIH funds across diseases. Milbank Q 2013, 91:163–85. PubMed link.
- Head MG, Fitchett JR, Cooke MK, Wurie FB, Hayward AC, Atun R. UK investments in global infectious disease research 1997-2010: a case study. Lancet Infect Dis 2013, 13:55–64. PubMed link.
- Collins F, Beaudet A, Draghia-Akli R, et al. A database on global health research in Africa. Lancet Glob Heal 2013, 1:e64–e65. PubMed link.
- Terry RF, Allen L, Gardner C, Guzman J, Moran M, Viergever RF. Mapping global health research investments, time for new thinking – A Babel Fish for research data. Heal Res policy Syst 2012; 10: 28. PubMed link.
- Sun GH, Steinberg JD, Jagsi R. The calculus of national medical research policy–the United States versus Asia. N Engl J Med 2012, 367:687–9. PubMed link.
- Myers ER, Alciati MH, Ahlport KN, Sung NS. Similarities and differences in philanthropic and federal support for medical research in the United States: an analysis of funding by nonprofits in 2006-2008. Acad Med 2012; 87: 1574–81. PubMed link.
- Rani M, Bekedam H, Buckley BS. Improving health research governance and management in the Western Pacific: a WHO expert consultation. J Evid Based Med 2011; 4: 204–13. PubMed link.
- Dorsey ER, de Roulet J, Thompson JP, et al. Funding of US biomedical research, 2003-2008. JAMA 2010, 303:137–43. PubMed link.
- Wadman M. Biomedical philanthropy: state of the donation. Nature 2007, 447:248–50. PubMed link.
- Brower V. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Research funding is not necessarily allocated to those who need it most. EMBO Rep 2005; 6: 1014-7. PubMed link.
Reports about measuring health research funding flows
- Charity-funded research. Association of Medical Research Charities, 2014. Available at: http://www.amrc.org.uk/sites/default/files/doc_lib/Research-expenditure-briefing-130614.pdf (accessed 24 Oct 2014).
- REPORT: WHO Informal workshop – monitoring financial flows in support of health research & development. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2013. Available at: http://www.who.int/phi/1-REPORT_WHO_RandD_mapping_workshop_2013.pdf (accessed 13 Oct 2014).
- Tuberculosis Research and Development: 2013 Report on Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends, 2005–2012. Treatment Action Group (TAG). Available at: http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/sites/tagone.drupalgardens.com/files/201310/TAG_TB_2013_8.5.pdf (accessed 13 Oct 2014).
- Truth and Consequences: Health R&D Spending in the U.S. (FY11-12). Research!America. Available at: http://www.researchamerica.org/uploads/healthdollar12.pdf (accessed 13 Oct 2014).
- Shaping Up: Trends and Statistics in Funding Health and Medical Research. Research Australia, Melbourne, 2011. Available at: http://www.researchaustralia.org/documents/item/125 (accessed 24 Oct 2014).
- UK Health Research Analysis 2009/2010. UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC), London, 2010. Available at: http://www.ukcrc.org/research-coordination/health-research-analysis/uk-health-research-analysis/ (accessed 13 Oct 2014).
- G-FINDER reports 2008-2013. Available at: http://www.policycures.org/gfinder.html (accessed 24 Oct 2014).
- From Donation to Innovation: An analysis of health research funded by medium and smaller sized medical research charities. The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) and the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), 2007. Available at: http://www.ukcrc.org/research-coordination/health-research-analysis/charity-analysis/ (accessed 13 Oct 2014).
- Monitoring financial flows for health research series. 2001-2009. Geneva: Global Forum for Health Research.
- Commission on Health Research for Development. Health research: essential link to equity in development. New York: Oxford University Press; 1990. Available at: http://www.cohred.org/downloads/open_archive/ComReports_0.pdf (accessed 24 October 2014).