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Main Title: Non-communicable diseases: mapping research funding organisations, funding mechanisms and research practices in Italy and Germany
Author(s): Stephani, Victor
Sommariva, Silvia
Spranger, Anne
Ciani, Oriana
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Background Evidence shows that territorial borders continue to have an impact on research collaboration in Europe. Knowledge of national research structural contexts is therefore crucial to the promotion of Europe-wide policies for research funding. Nevertheless, studies assessing and comparing research systems remain scarce. This paper aims to further the knowledge on national research landscapes in Europe, focusing on non-communicable disease (NCD) research in Italy and Germany. Methods To capture the architecture of country-specific research funding systems, a three-fold strategy was adopted. First, a literature review was conducted to determine a list of key public, voluntary/private non-profit and commercial research funding organisations (RFOs). Second, an electronic survey was administered qualifying RFOs. Finally, survey results were integrated with semi-structured interviews with key opinion leaders in NCD research. Three major dimensions of interest were investigated – funding mechanisms, funding patterns and expectations regarding outputs. Results The number of RFOs in Italy is four times larger than that in Germany and the Italian research system has more project funding instruments than the German system. Regarding the funding patterns towards NCD areas, in both countries, respiratory disease research resulted as the lowest funded, whereas cancer research was the target of most funding streams. The most reported expected outputs of funded research activity were scholarly publication of articles and reports.
Issue Date: 2-Oct-2017
Date Available: 3-Dec-2018
DDC Class: 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Subject(s): non-communicable diseases
biomedical research
cross-country comparison
Sponsor/Funder: TU Berlin, Open-Access-Publikationsfonds – 2017
EC/FP7/602536/EU/ Mapping Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases Research Activities and their Impact/MAPPING_NCD
Journal Title: Health Research Policy and Systems
Publisher: BioMed Central
Publisher Place: London
Volume: 15
Article Number: 85
Publisher DOI: 10.1186/s12961-017-0249-x
ISSN: 1478-4505
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