Welcome! In this tutorial, we will highlight the major features of the RePORT Awards by Location tool.
Awards by Location is a one-stop shop for information
on the extramural organizations that NIH supports.
Awards by Location can be accessed by clicking the icon below the RePORT image carousel
or in the Quick Links section of the home page.
We'd first like to bring your attention to the "Current" icon
in the upper right area of the Awards by Location query page.
Anywhere this icon appears on the RePORT web site,
it means the data provided on the page are updated each
week with new awards and revisions to existing awards.
This means that two queries performed on different days
will not necessarily provide the same results.
In Awards by Location, the current fiscal year (we're currently in 2012) is updated weekly.
However, at the end of each fiscal year, all records for that year are frozen.
If you select an earlier fiscal year in Awards by Location, such as fiscal year 2011,
you'll see that the status changes to Frozen.
Anywhere this Frozen icon appears on the RePORT web site,
it means the data provided on the page are generated from frozen files
created by NIH at the end of each fiscal year.
This provides a consistent source of data the query results
you see today will be the same tomorrow, next week, or next year.
In contrast, other portions of the RePORT website, such as the RePORTER database,
use the most up-to-date records that incorporate revisions
made to grant awards, even after the end of the fiscal year.
The form provides several ways to filter the data:
by fiscal year, the administering Institute or Center at NIH,
the budget mechanism used to fund the award,
the Funding Opportunity Announcement in response to
which the grant application was originally submitted,
the state and congressional district of the recipient organization,
the type of recipient organization, and a specific named organization.
After you've submitted a query, the results can be summarized in different ways:
by the recipient organization, administering NIH institute or center,
the contact principal investigator, state and congressional district,
funding mechanism, and a geographical map of the awards.
A list of each of the individual awards is provided on the Data tab.
We will step you through the creation of a query and demonstrate how to explore the results.
We will begin by selecting an NIH institute: click on the Select button and a selection box will pop up.
We can click on "All" to clear the check marks, select the National Cancer
Institute, and click on Select to confirm the selection.
The other selection boxes work the same way.
For our example, we will select all Research Project Grants,
Research Centers, and both types of Training mechanisms.
If we were interested in awards made in response to a particular funding announcement,
we could enter it here, in any of the standard formats used in the NIH Guide announcements.
The Location selection box lets you select any U.S. state or territory,
or indicate whether you are interested in awards to foreign countries.
Note the location information used in Awards by Location
is the business address of the recipient organization.
The location is not necessarily where the research is actually being performed.
If you have selected a state, you can also specify a congressional district.
NIH categorizes recipient organizations into these five categories.
Institutions of Domestic Higher Education are also further subdivided into different types of schools.
Finally, to find awards to a specific organization,
enter the full name of the organization or any part of it,
and select one of the radio buttons below the entry field.
Awards by Location will find matching organizations in the database, and you can select one.
For our example, we are going to search for fiscal year 2012 research project grants,
research centers, and training awards administered by the National Cancer Institute.
When we click Submit Query, Awards by Location will apply these filters
to the data and return with a summary by recipient organization.
Any of the summary tables you see in Awards by Location can be exported to Excel.
Of course, we searched for only one IC, so the "By IC" summary
is not very informative, and we can see awards organized by investigator.
The "By Location" tab will provide a summary by state,
you can also drill down to get more detailed information.
If we click on California, a new browser window will open with a summary by congressional district.
All of the tabs in the new window operate the same way,
so, for example, you can see a summary of awards in California by recipient organization.
To return to the original search results for all states, simply close the new browser window.
Note you can drill down on any of table entries in Awards by Location
to see the raw data, and just as the summary tables
can be exported to Excel, so can the individual project records.
This is a summary of our original search results
by the five funding mechanisms we selected in our query.
And this is a heat map showing the relative distribution of the awarded dollars by state.
Click on any state to see the total funding for that state, and click through to see a state-level map.
At the state level, each funded organization is represented by a circle,
with the size of the circle proportional to its amount of funding.
Clicking on a circle will provide more details,
and you can drill down to open a new
window showing the individual project records for each organization.
If you have any questions or comments on NIH Awards By Location,
please address them to RePORT@mail.nih.gov.