The fourth in the series, the report charts changes in health research over the last 14 years. From 2004 to 2009, public and charitable support for health research grew, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5%, then over the last ten years funding for health research remained, in real terms, almost level with a CAGR of 1.5% (2009 to 2018).
The research analysis includes data from 82 new funders – bringing the total of 146 funders to more than double the number included in the 2014 report – and included coding of over 22,500 projects.
It is the first report in the series to undertake a detailed analysis of international funding support for UK research teams (totalling £240 million income to the UK in 2018) and the first to record UK funder contributions to research overseas (totalling £220 million funding to 66 countries in 2018).
AMRC member charities provide the largest proportion of public funding for multiple stages of the research process. This is an incredible achievement and for ERUK, our contribution is only possible through the generosity of our supporters.
Maxine Smeaton, ERUK CEO