Our work so far has concentrated on collating 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. We have published the study findings in numerous peer-reviewed publications. Presentations and downloads of the data can be filtered and customised through the online open-access database. We are currently updating the analysis to include funding information up to 2013, and have also commenced similar analyses in cancer care research. Publications in both these areas will be written in late 2014 and early 2015.
Our paper published in JRSM Open shows how little research funding there has been for sepsis research. Even more stark is the distinct lack of patient-focused research for this important condition.
Two new papers were published in August 2014. Both are open-access.
Fitchett JR, Head MG, Cooke MK, Wurie FB, Atun R. Funding Infectious Disease Research: A Systematic Analysis of UK Research Investments by Funders 1997–2010. PLOS One. August 2014. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105722
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 – Journal of Viral Hepatitis. August 2014. DOI: 10.1111/jvh.12300
Welcome to the newly-refurbished Research Investments in Global Health website! As part of the study aim to present funding information in a transparent and clear fashion, we have updated each page and added a wealth of information into the about the study and study results webpages.
See also our peer-reviewed outputs listed at the publications link. And then there is our open-access searchable database that can be used to present infectious disease research investments, tailored to your interests.
We have so far analysed infectious disease investments awarded to UK institutions from 1997-2010. We are updating this analysis to include award data up to the end of 2013, and we will begin to publish this work towards the end of 2014 or early 2015. We are also working on a similar analysis of cancer care investments, and are collaborating with colleagues at Harvard on an international study.
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