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

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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.

 

 

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