Among the major goals of the NIH is to foster innovative research strategies and expand the health-related research knowledge base. NIH also pursues these same goals in our efforts to evaluate and understand our science programs and the policies by which we administer them. Toward those ends, we created this ReTools page, where you will find new analysis and reporting tools, visual analytics, and concepts under development that have the potential to increase our understanding of science and identify potential program improvements. Some of the reporting tools found here are still undergoing testing by NIH, and none of the information accessible on this page should be considered to be an official NIH report. This page is intended to be thought-provoking and to stimulate the development of new insights. We hope to engage others in government and academia working on similar efforts, and welcome hearing about new tools, techniques, and interesting results that could be shared here. Contact us by using the Feedback button at the bottom of the page.
This moving bubble chart provides a time-lapsed view of competing NIH Research Project Grant (RPG) applications and awards, success rates, and total funding for these awards by RPG activity code and Institute/Center (IC). The chart is currently configured to plot total funding for competing (new and competing renewal) R01s on the horizontal axis and funding for competing R21s on the vertical axis. Each bubble is color-coded to represent one of the ICs, and the size of the bubbles is proportional to each IC's R01 success rate.
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