Visualizing NIH Data with the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool


Data continues to be made available in new and interactive ways through the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT), a central point of access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research.

The most recent enhancements include:

  • An interactive Google map ofNIH grant awards by state and congressional district with geocoded institutions and drill-down capability.
  • A visualization tool for exploring the standard table of RPG success rates by activity code and IC. Just click on the “Visualize” button from the Success Rate page.
  • Reorganization of the NIH Data Book, with updated slides for FY 2008. This is only the first of several updates to the Data Book. Weekly releases over the next month will provide further tables and figures, all of which may be exported to PowerPoint or printed in a printer-friendly format.

This is the first of several new reporting capabilities we hope to make available through RePORT. As we “ReTool,” our reporting to provide more than just static tables, we will post new concepts–both those developed by us and contributed by others–to a new reporting tools page. If you have performed an analysis of biomedical research funding and results and would like to be considered for posting on RePORT, or if you have a new analysis or reporting tool to share, please contact Dr. James Onken at