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New Map Highlights Biomedical Research Investments

Until recently, many research collaborations between domestic and foreign institutions have been essentially “hidden,” as most funding organizations lack systems that allow tracking the exact locations of these foreign components of domestic grants. As part of an effort to increase the visibility of indirect research activity, which often occurs in collaborations between the domestic research organizations and foreign institutions, NIH is hosting an expanded version of WorldRePORT. World RePORT is an open-access, interactive mapping database project highlighting biomedical research investments and partnerships from some of the world’s largest funding organizations. The site is designed to facilitate communication and coordination of biomedical research. The investments made in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) remain the focus of World RePORT, but the effort was expanded in 2015 to provide a global view of directly funded research grants, and indirectly funded research collaborations in all LMICs. The expansion of WorldRePORT to include collaborations is sponsored by the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United Kingdom Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), with pledged support from the European Commission (EC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Wellcome Trust.

NIH is hosting an expanded version of WorldRePORT.