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Physician-Scientist Workforce (PSW) Report 2014

Appendix III: Data Definitions

DATA DEFINITIONS

IMPACII data reflects system updates as of September 13, 2013.
All counts in the tables and figures are by individual (applicants and awardees). ARRA/Recovery Act applications and awards are excluded.

UPDATE NOTES

Since completing the MSTP report, we now recognize T-grant prior support for individuals in all reports. As a result, the total counts of individuals with prior L support only (RPG Spreadsheet: 1.4.x and R01 Spreadsheet: 2.4.x), prior K support only (RPG Spreadsheet: 1.5.x and R01 Spreadsheet: 2.5.x), and prior L and K support only (RPG Spreadsheet: 1.6.x and R01 Spreadsheet: 2.6.x) have been updated and reduced to reflect this change.

The sliding year ranges in these reports consider windows of applications beginning 5 years prior to each fiscal year currently being considered. Because data for prior L-grant support are not available prior to 2004, the year ranges 2000-2004 through 2003-2007 do not contain a full five years of data.

Total columns for all sheets consider data from all years currently available, even though not all individual years are shown in the reports.

Totals for Age brackets were omitted.

RPG, L, K DEFINITIONS

Research Project Grants or RPGs include the following 25 activity codes between 1993 and 2012, Type 1 applications, including subprojects:
DP1, DP2, P01, P42, PN1, R01, R03, R15, R21, R29, R33, R34, R35, R36, R37, R55, R56, RL1, RL2, RL5, RL9, U01, U19, UC1, UC7

L Applicants - 5 activity codes, between 2003 and 2012, Type 1 applications, these include:
L30, L32, L40, L50, L60

K Applicants - 24 activity codes, between 1993 and 2012, Type 1, including subprojects, excluding K12, these include: K01, K02, K04, K05, K07, K08, K11, K14, K15, K16, K17, K18, K20, K21, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99, KL1, KL2, KM1

DEGREE DEFINITION

Degree groupings are defined by the following combinations:

Degree Grouping Table
Degree Category Degree Grouping
PhD PhD
PhD/other
MD MD
MD/other
MD/Dentist
MD/Dentist/other
PhD/MD PhD/MD
PhD/MD/Dentist
PhD/MD/other
PhD/MD/Veterinarian
PhD/MD/Dentist/other
PhD/MD/Veterinarian/other
PhD/MD/Veterinarian/Dentist
PhD/MD/Veterinarian/Dentist/other
Veterinarian PhD/Veterinarian
Veterinarian
PhD/Veterinarian/other
MD/Veterinarian
PhD/Veterinarian/Dentist
Veterinarian/Dentist/other
MD/Veterinarian/Dentist
MD/Veterinarian/Dentist/other
MD/Veterinarian/other
PhD/Veterinarian/Dentist/other
Veterinarian/Dentist
Veterinarian/other
Dentist Dentist
Dentist/other
PhD/Dentist
PhD/Dentist/other
Other other
Unknown unknown

Degree combinations consist of the following atomic degrees:

Degree Combinations Table
Degree Grouping Degree Atom Codes
Dentist DDS
Dentist DMD
MD BAO
MD BCH
MD BDS
MD BDSC
MD BE
MD CHB
MD DO
MD MBBC
MD MBBCH
MD MBBCHB
MD MBBS
MD MBCHB
MD MD
MD MDCM
MD MRCOG
MD MSURGERY
other APRN
other BH
other BVMS
other BVSC
other CRNP
other DACVIM
other DC
other DCLINP
other DCLINPSY
other DDOT
other DH
other DNSCCNM
other DOTH
other DPHARM
other DPM
other DSN
other FAAN
other JD
other JD1
other LLD
other MMED
other ND
other OD
other OTH
other PHAR
other PHARMD
other PHM
other PHMD
other PHRMD
other PSYD
other RN
other RNP
other VDOT
PhD DMEDSC
PhD DMSC
PhD DNS
PhD DNSC
PhD DPH
PhD DPHI
PhD DPHIL
PhD DPHL
PhD DRPH
PhD DRSC
PhD DSC
PhD DSW
PhD EDD
PhD PDFELLOW
PhD PHD
PhD POSTDOC
PhD POSTDOCTRA
PhD SCD
PhD SD
Veterinarian DVM
Veterinarian VMD

In the above defined degree mappings, nurse-scientists fall primarily under the PhD or Other categories. To gather data on the trends for nurse-scientists as participants in the NIH-funded workforce, the following search strategy was employed in the NIH data system: Principal Investigators (PIs) were categorized as nurse-scientists if they listed any nursing degree or credential in the following list: RN, RNP, BSN, MSN, ANP, PNP, ARNP, FNP, CRNA, DSN, CNM, DNSc, DNS, DNP, FAAN, DRNP, CAN, APRN, CNRN.

RACE/ETHNICITY DEFINITION

Race/ethnicity groupings are defined by the following categories:

Race/Ethnicity Groupings Table
Race Grouping Race Categories
Asian Asian
Black African American
Hispanic Ethnicity = Hispanic
Native American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific
White White
Other More than one race
Unavailable Unknown and Withheld

GENDER DEFINITION

Gender groupings are defined by the following categories:

Gender Groupings Table
Gender Grouping Gender Categories
Female Female
Male Male
Unknown Unknown and Withheld

NOTES

INDIVIDUAL APPLICANT DEFINITION

In a fiscal year, an individual applicant is counted only once per IC and mechanism.

In the event an applicant applies more than once to a specific IC and mechanism, the most recent awarded application is selected.

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