Table 3.

Fiscal Year 2010 Extramural NHLBI Projects (Including All Mechanisms) by RCDC Topics That Relate to Specific 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)
Cardiovascular1913865 499 (35%)374 (270, 414)1005539 545 (22%)379 (142, 658)
Atherosclerosis393243 991 (10%)375 (303, 414)271160 713 (7%)401 (198, 722)
CAD440221 791 (9%)380 (323, 420)267156 696 (6%)422 (200, 721)
Heart disease1258595 073 (24%)375 (286, 417)727410 409 (17%)386 (147, 685)
Hypertension231105 746 (4%)370 (312, 401)11150 652 (2%)371 (151, 594)
Lung697325 329 (13%)376 (293, 410)605283 649 (12%)375 (137, 610)
COPD5558 142 (2%)410 (346, 1730)8444 767 (2%)372 (142, 703)
Asthma9440 732 (2%)373 (249, 400)14479 092 (3%)407 (160, 750)
ARDS11061 255 (3%)384 (335, 410)8229 665 (1%)326 (135, 415)
Cystic fibrosis4221 253 (1%)371 (326, 475)3717 928 (1%)385 (173, 648)
Sleep5516 969 (1%)367 (230, 393)9751 527 (2%)405 (189, 607)
Hematology406165 228 (7%)370 (191, 410)295139 989 (6%)375 (140, 464)
Sickle cell219325 (<1%)338 (139, 458)6028 774 (1%)303 (125, 451)
Cooley anemia94949 (<1%)394 (373, 429)98112 (<1%)411 (390, 1327)
  • CAD indicates coronary artery disease; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome.

  • 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.