How Many Researchers: The FY 2023 Cumulative Investigator Rate 

March 6, 2024

We are pleased to share our annual snapshot of how many researchers NIH supports. Our cumulative investigator rate is an NIH-wide person-based metric, calculated as the number of unique principal investigators designated on an NIH research project grant award, divided by the number of unique principal investigators who were designated on applications over a five-year period.

Unmasking Potential: Introducing New Beta Version Tool for Biomedical Dataset Discovery

February 16, 2024

In a world of rapidly changing digital expectations, new formats to access and store information, and a dynamic biomedical landscape, users want to connect to data across an abundant, widely available, and growing ecosystem of biomedical research with one click. That is the future we are working to create by leveling up our dataset discovery technology to better understand user expectations and enhance the user experience.

Trends in NIH-Supported Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research: FYs 2009-2022

October 31, 2023

I often hear concerns raised that NIH does not fund enough basic research, or enough applied research for that matter. Basically, the concerns center around what is the correct balance. It is an important point to consider, as a better understanding of these wider research areas can shed light on NIH’s approach to higher-level priority setting and funding decisions. To get at this question, we leveraged the Research, Condition, and Disease Classification (RCDC) system and looked at trends in NIH funding of these areas between fiscal years (FYs) 2009 and 2022.

Final Career Stage Analyses of Applications Submitted During the Pandemic (Part 7)

July 10, 2023

The HHS-declared public health emergency for COVID-19 ended on May 11, 2023 (NOT-OD-23-095). With this milestone, we are also closing out our series of blogs on the distributions of gender and race of designated principal investigators (PIs) of R01 and RPG applications submitted before and after the onset of the pandemic. This final post builds on previous … Continue reading “Final Career Stage Analyses of Applications Submitted During the Pandemic (Part 7)”

More Early Stage Investigators Supported in FY 2022

June 5, 2023

Over the past two years, we supported 1,412 early stage investigators (ESIs) in fiscal year (FY) 2020 and 1,513 in FY 2021, which were both all-time highs. These ESIs were first-time Principal Investigators (PIs) designated on type 1 (new) R01-equivalent awards. Today, we are pleased to announce that even more ESIs were supported in FY 2022 as part of our continued Next Generation Researchers Initiative (NGRI) efforts.

Pilot Starting May 15 to Improve NIH R&D Contracts Project Data

May 3, 2023

NIH is launching a pilot on May 15, 2023, to improve the quality, accuracy, and transparency of project data for awarded NIH R&D contracts to promote the highest level of public accountability (see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-23-115). Six contract vendors have been selected to participate in the pilot. These vendors will directly enter select project data … Continue reading “Pilot Starting May 15 to Improve NIH R&D Contracts Project Data”