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NIH Funding Drug Innovation Analysis

Edward Zhou, Fred Ledley



This dashboard was created to enable the public use of the python-powered search method described from "Spending on Phased Clinical Development of Approved Drugs by the US National Institutes of Health Compared With Industry." Using a drug name and its mechanism of action or biological target, a breakdown of basic and applied research and linked NIH project funding is generated, with the option to download search results (see download tab). 

Data output is limited to relevant PubMed publications and NIH funding registered on RePORTER. NIH funding date is currently limited to 1999-2020 datasets.

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  1. Zhou, Edward W., Jackson, Matthew J., Ledley, Fred D. Spending on Phased Clinical Development of Approved Drugs by the US National Institutes of Health Compared With Industry. JAMA Health Forum. 2023;4(7):e231921. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.1921.
  2. Zhou, Edward W., Jackson, Matthew J., Ledley, Fred D. Tech Note 2023-1 NIH contribution to phased clinical development of drugs approved from 2010-2019. Center for Integration of Science and Industry, Bentley University. 2023.



This research was funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and conducted by the Center for Integration of Science and Industry. The dashboard was created with the Data Analytics Research Team at Bentley University with the assistance of the Academic Technology Center.

The Center for Integration of Science and Industry also receives research support from the National Biomedical Research Foundation, and others.

The authors thank Zheng (Maat) Zeng for constructing the dashboard as well as Guarav Shah and his team at the Academic Technology Center. The authors also thank Bill Lazonick and Öner Tulum (INET) for their support and guidance, Dr. Ekaterina Cleary and Dr. Matthew Jackson for their contributions to this research, and Juliana Harrison for her contributions in constructing this website.

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