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Systematic analysis of funding awarded for norovirus research to institutions in the United Kingdom, 1997-2010.

Head, MG; Fitchett, JR; Atun, R; (2014) Systematic analysis of funding awarded for norovirus research to institutions in the United Kingdom, 1997-2010. J R Soc Med , 107 (3) pp. 110-115. 10.1177/0141076813511450. Green open access

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Abstract

ObjectivesNorovirus infections pose great economic and disease burden to health systems around the world. This study quantifies the investments in norovirus research awarded to UK institutions over a 14-year time period.DesignA systematic analysis of public and philanthropic infectious disease research investments awarded to UK institutions between 1997 and 2010.ParticipantsNoneSettingUK institutions carrying out infectious disease research.Main outcome measuresTotal funding for infectious disease research, total funding for norovirus research, position of norovirus research along the R&D value chain.ResultsThe total dataset consisted of 6165 studies with sum funding of £2.6 billion. Twelve norovirus studies were identified with a total funding of £5.1 million, 0.2% of the total dataset. Of these, eight were categorized as pre-clinical, three as intervention studies and one as implementation research. Median funding was £200,620.ConclusionsResearch funding for norovirus infections in the UK appears to be unacceptably low, given the burden of disease and disability produced by these infections. There is a clear need for new research initiatives along the R&D value chain: from pre-clinical through to implementation research, including trials to assess cost-effectiveness of infection control policies as well as clinical, public health and environmental interventions in hospitals, congregate settings and in the community.

Type: Article
Title: Systematic analysis of funding awarded for norovirus research to institutions in the United Kingdom, 1997-2010.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0141076813511450
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0141076813511450
Additional information: © The Royal Society of Medicine 2014. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page(http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).
Keywords: UK, funding, investments, norovirus, research
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Health Informatics > Infectious Disease Informatics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1415904
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