New FY 2021 RCDC Categories and Funding Data are Now Available


NIH recently updated its Research, Condition, and Disease Classification (RCDC) system with FY 2021 actual spending data and estimates for FY 2022 and 2023. There are now 309 total RCDC publicly reported categories.

The following are new RCDC topics added in FY 2021:

  • Celiac Disease
  • Coronaviruses Diagnostics and Prognostics
  • Coronaviruses Disparities and At-Risk Populations
  • Coronaviruses Therapeutics and Interventions
  • Coronaviruses Vaccines
  • Dissemination and Implementation Research
  • Lymphatic Research
  • Lymphedema
  • Telehealth
  • Tickborne Diseases

There were also several existing RCDC categories that were renamed, including:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) renamed to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome renamed to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Injury – Childhood Injuries renamed to Childhood Injury
  • Injury – Unintentional Childhood Injury renamed to Unintentional Childhood Injury
  • Injury – Traumatic Brain Injury renamed to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Injury – Trauma – (Head and Spine) renamed to Traumatic Head and Spine Injury
  • Substance Abuse renamed to Substance Misuse

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

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