Welcome! In this tutorial, we will highlight
the major features of the NIH Data Book.
The Data Book can be accessed by clicking
the icon below the RePORT image carousel
or in the Quick Links section
of the home page.
The Data Book is organized into chapters, which
can be opened by clicking on the plus sign
on the far right side of each row.
Within each chapter are charts and tables.
Icons tell you whether the data
are presented in the form of a table,
a bar chart, a line graph, or
some combination of these.
Here is an example of a line chart showing success rates of
the new R01 applications from applicants who are
either first-time or
established NIH investigators.
A url for this chart is shown at the top of the page,
and you can share this link with someone
by clicking "Email chart link."
This will open your email client,
pre-populating the subject line
with the title of the chart and putting the chart url in the
body of the text, where you can add your own message.
In the upper right-hand corner is a button to export the graph
as an image to Powerpoint.
Click this button and you will be given
the option to either save or open the file.
This is what the exported graph
will look like in Powerpoint.
The graph is an image. Clicking
on it will make it active,
allowing you to resize or move the image.
This is particularly helpful
when exporting pie charts.
Powerpoint will resize the exported image to fit
the slide dimensions and distortions to the image will occur.
You will need to resize the
chart to return it to its original
dimensions as seen in the Data Book.
The legend is exported as a separate image
it too, can be moved and
resized. Now, back to the Data Book
All charts include a Data tab
where you will find the source data
used in the chart. You can
export these data to Word,
or highlight the cells of the
table and cut-and-paste into Excel.
After highlighting the cells,
copy to the clipboard using Ctrl-C or,
depending on your browser, you
might be able to right click
and select Copy from the pop-up menu,
or select Copy from the Edit
menu of the browser.
Finally, to return to the Data
Book, use the Back to Data Book
button in the upper left-hand corner.
Note that your browser's back button will
not return you to the Data Book
you will have to use this button
to close the chart window and return.
All current and past versions of the NIH Data
Book can be found in the last chapter,
and they are available in both
Powerpoint and PDF format.
If you have any questions or
comments on the Data Book,
please address them to RePORT@mail.nih.gov.