Research Trends

We keep track of all the latest trends in research:

Highest Funded NIH Research Areas

  1. Clinical Research $11.3M
  2. Genetics $7.5M
  3. Prevention $7M
  4. Biotechnology $6M
  5. Neurosciences $5.7M

Growth in Registered Studies

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  • ICMJE: Indicates when the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors began requiring trial registration as a condition of publication (September 2005)
  • FDAAA: Indicates when the expanded registration requirements of FDAAA began and were implemented on ClinicalTrials.gov (December 2007)

Medical Research Funding

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Takeaways:

  1. Research spending has been fairly flat over the last decade (outside of a stimulus-package burst in 2009)
  2. ‘Industry’ dollars now account for 58% of research spending
  3. The share of biotech company funding has increased in the last 20 years

NIH Success Rates

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Takeaway: Decrease in ‘success’ for both individual investigators (funding rate) and overall applications (success and award rates).

Projected Veteran Population: (2013 – 2043)

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Takeaways: Potential impact on research funding as result of the sharp decrease in the percentage of veterans as a portion of the overall population.

Projected Female Veteran Pop.: (2013 – 2043)

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Takeaways: Increased demand for services and research that address the unique medical needs of women.

Projected % of Minority Veterans: (2010 – 2040)

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Takeaways: Increased demand for services and research that address the unique medical needs of minorities.

Projected % of Veterans by Service Period (2013 – 2043)

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Changing Age Distribution

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Takeaways: Change in demand for services and research as a result of the changing age distribution of our veterans.