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New funding data available in World Report mapping tool
November / December 2018 | Volume 17, Number 6
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World Report allows users to easily visualize international
research activities and partnered investments.
Information about research activities supported in 2017 by a number of international funding organizations is now available online in
World Report, an open-access, interactive mapping database.
In addition, two case studies have been posted that demonstrate how the data can be used. A report by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) uses World Report to
measure how much HPV-related research is being funded around the globe. In another, the website malaria.com examines the
types and locations of malaria research being supported by the donors represented in World Report.
The database now includes about 300,000 records that depict funding data from 2012 through 2017. Users can search projects by using keywords and filter them by location, funding organization, research body, principal investigator or any combination. Data can also be exported.
World Report provides a public means to track international research activities and partnered investments, increase awareness of funding opportunities, and share results with the broader research and funding community. Its goal is to improve understanding of the research landscape, identify gaps in funding and areas where there might be a duplication of effort, and enable funders to more effectively synergize investments.
World Report is hosted by the NIH and managed by a steering committee of participant organizations. It is supported by the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the
European Commission, the NIH, the U.K.’s
Medical Research Council and the
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