World Report allows users to easily visualize
international research activities and partnered
World Report is an interactive, open-access online database and mapping tool of global research investments. The site depicts direct and indirect awards supported by some of the world’s largest biomedical research funders by continent, country, funding organization, research organization and year. It includes funding data from 2012 through 2017. Users can search research projects by keywords in titles and abstracts; and filter them by location (continent, country or city), funding organization, research organization, principal investigator name, or any combination.
World Report provides a public means to track international research activities and partnered investments, increase awareness of funding opportunities and share results with the broader research and funding community. The goal is to improve understanding of the research landscape, identify gaps in funding and areas where there might be a duplication of effort, and enable funders to more effectively synergize investments.
World Report Data in Use: Partner Publications
Resource allocation for biomedical research: analysis of investments by major funders [Open access] using World Report
Health Research Policy and Systems, February 17, 2020
World Report shows scant research conducted in Middle East region
WHO uses World Report funding data in its analyses
BIO Ventures examines global cancer research funding using World Report
- Analysis using World Report:
Number of grants for biomedical research by funder, type of grant, duration and recipients
Collaborations (between institutions) that resulted from grants for biomedical research
WHOGlobal Observatory on Health R&D, May 2019
Building an evidence base to advocate for TB research using NIH databases, including World Report
TB Online blog post from the Treatment Action Group (TAG), March 29, 2019
Using World Report to measure how much HPV-related research is being funded throughout the world
NCI Center for Global Health
CGH Spotlight blog, October 19, 2018
Strengthening health research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa: mapping the 2012-2017 landscape of externally funded international postgraduate training at institutions in the region [using World Report]
Globalization and Health, July 31, 2018
Are we doing enough for malaria research? - using World Report to investigate
Malaria.com blog, July 31, 2018
World Report Participants
World Report is hosted by NIH; managed by a steering committee of participants; and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the European Commission, the NIH, the U.K.'s Medical Research Council, and Wellcome Trust.
World Report includes funding data from:
Updated February 2020
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