Table 2.

Fiscal Year 2010 Extramural NHLBI Projects (Including All Mechanisms) by RCDC Topics That Transcend Disease Categories

RCDC TopicNonclinical ProjectsClinical Projects
No.Total Funding (% Extramural Funding)Median Cost per Project (25th, 75th Percentiles)No.Total Funding (% Extramural Funding)Median Cost per Project (25th and 75th Percentiles)
All NHLBI42791 402 315 (57%)373 (249, 410)2,1101 039 457 (43%)375 (138, 620)
Aging194126 773 (5%)384 (328, 471)225158 832 (7%)441 (234, 738)
BBSS2710 644 (<1%)347 (137, 394)9143 760 (2%)370 (140, 636)
BSS6223 336 (1%)333 (180, 394)328165 222 (7%)430 (146, 724)
Bioengineering487312 832 (13%)374 (212, 568)214128 412 (5%)393 (197, 661)
Biotechnology685344 337 (14%)379 (249, 449)229132 881 (6%)399 (135, 719)
CER2328 (<1%)164 (…)8876 779 (3%)454 (50, 760)
Gene therapy8354 126 (2%)386 (228, 557)2220 779 (1%)437 (325, 1868)
Genomics9285 165 (3%)414 (371, 1598)13492 047 (4%)619 (285, 781)
Nanotechnology4383 237 (3%)393 (212, 707)64314 (<1%)350 (133, 1609)
Pediatrics263128 799 (5%)370 (233, 415)320182 147 (7%)384 (143, 719)
Prevention292135 839 (6%)369 (229, 419)570317 302 (13%)436 (149, 733)
Stem cells411190 552 (8%)378 (233, 415)14074 160 (3%)371 (136, 544)
Trials444323 579 (13%)429 (164, 729)
  • BSS indicates behavioral and social sciences; BBSS, basic behavioral and social sciences; CER, comparative effectiveness research.

  • All costs are in units of $1000. All data were obtained from the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT). Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories (RCDC) are found at http://report.nih.gov/rcdc/categories/default.aspx. RCDC topics are not necessarily exclusive of one another (hence total percentages exceed 100). Clinical projects are those categorized in RCDC as “Clinical Research” or “Clinical Trials.” Total NHLBI extramural funding in fiscal year 2010 was $2 441 772 050. Numbers of projects, total funding in each RCDC area, and median (25th, 75th percentiles) costs per project were calculated using the SAS 9.2 “Proc Tabulate” procedure.