Saturday, May 14, 2016

NIH Focused on Maximizing Return on Investments

A recent blog post provides an overview of the methodology currently in use by NIH to look at its return on research grant investments.  Citations per dollar are being examined for R01s as a way to measure impact.  The main take-home from this study is that more funding = greater impact.  Personally, I like that NIH has found a way to use statistical analysis to show the impact of grant funding on research advances.  Perhaps this will help to show our elected officials the importance of the NIH funding portfolio when they make decisions that affect budget allocations and government spending.  Whether we are going to see a President Trump, Sanders, or Clinton, nobody can argue with the numbers.

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