Resources and Reports on Research & Development Spending
R&D spending in the U.S. is an important tool for science advocacy. Such data provides context for policymakers as advocates make the case for public sector funding and private/philanthropic sector incentives aimed at spurring medical and other scientific progress. The following list of resources provides a robust array of data (recent and historical) on U.S. R&D investment, with a particular focus on funding for health-related research and development.
Comprehensive Biotechnology Industry Report for 2014 by Ernst and Young
Global funding for Research and Development outlook for 2014 by Battelle
Global healthcare report for 2014, including healthcare spending, provided by Deloitte
Investment of Research and Development for Drugs/Pharmaceuticals for 2014, provided by PhRMA
Congressional Research Service report on NIH funding history (from FY1994-FY2015), by Judith A. Johnson (2014)
Federal Research Spending report for 2014, provided by the Congressional Research Service to Congress
Annual report including Research funding and spending for PCORI
National Science Foundation's Federal Funding 2012-2014 report
Comprehensive historical analysis of U.S. Research and Development from 1970's-2014 reported by American Association for the Advancement of Science
Performance and Budget for Centers for Medicare and MedicAid Services, including for allocations for research, for fiscal year 2014
Overview and report on federal spending for 2015 reported by American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science FY2015 report on U.S. Research and Development federal funding, authored by Matt Hourihan, 2014.
U.S. AID Report to Congress: Health-Related Research and Development Strategy 2011-2015
Current and historical funding of the U.S. Department of Defense medical research programs, reported by the U.S. Department of Defense
Voluntary Health Organizations and Other Philanthropic Investments
Summary of distribution of philanthropic grants to U.S. grantees compiled by the Foundation Center in 2012
Similarities and Differences in Philanthropic and Federal Support for Medical Research in the United States: An Analysis of Funding by Nonprofits in 2006-2008. Elizabeth R. Myers, et. al. Academic Medicine, 2014
Analysis of Non-Profit Funding 2006-2008 (full access posted through Health Alliance Research) authored by Elizabeth R. Myers, et. al, 2014
Article that describes a new coalition of philanthropic foundations, and the coalition's goal is to double funding within ten years, authored by S. Zielinski.
Fundraising performance for charitable donations 2013 in summary, presented by Steve MacLaughlin.
Overview and summary of all biomedical research funding in the U.S., authored by Brian Owens, the Lancet, 2014.
Biomedical research funding analysis completed with retrospective data, authored by E. Ray Dorsey, et. al., JAMA, 2010.