New FY 2020 RCDC Categories and Funding Data are Available (Including for Coronaviruses)


NIH recently updated its Research, Condition, and Disease Classification (RCDC) system with FY 2020 actual spending data and estimates for FY 2021 and 2022.

“Coronaviruses” is a new category as part of this update. This category covers Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and all types of other coronaviruses. Footnote #28 on the RCDC Categorical Spending page indicates that the FY 2020 actuals include obligations from resources specified for NIH in FY 2020 COVID-19 related emergency supplemental appropriations and funding from FY 2020 annual appropriations. FY 2021 and FY 2022 estimates reflect anticipated use of carryover from FY 2020 COVID-19 supplemental accounts plus support of research activities from annual appropriations.

Several other new categories as part of the FY 2020 update include (in alphabetical order):

  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Wound Healing & Care

For more background on RCDC and the categorization process, please see this NIH Open Mike blog.



Before submitting your comment, please review our blog comment policies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *