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NIOSH extramural research and training program : annual report of fiscal year 2014
  • Published Date:
    August 2016
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2016-165
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    This report details the investment NIOSH made during the fiscal year to our multidisciplinary centers, investigator-initiated research projects, and cooperative research agreements. Funding is also described for our training project grants, state surveillance programs, small business innovation research, and global health initiatives. This report does not include data on the grants program associated with the World Trade Center Health Program. In FY2014, NIOSH awarded $97,708,126 in extramural funding, an increase of $3.2 million over the previous year. A total of 188 awards were made during the fiscal year, and the success rate for investigator-initiated research grants was 17%. • Multidisciplinary centers received a total of $53,295,102 (55%) and 33 awards in the following program areas: • $26.9 million for 18 Education and Research Centers (ERCs). • $15.8 million for 10 Agriculture Safety and Health Centers (Ag Centers). • $5.7 million for 1 National Center for Construction Research and Training. • $4.7 million for 4 Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce. Investigator-initiated and career development research received a total of $28,914,609 (30%) and 88 awards. Cooperative research agreements made up $9,238,150 (9%) of the extramural portfolio, with 35 awards. Individual training project grants received a total of $5,292,701 (5%) with 30 awards, and $967,564 (1%) for 2 small business innovation research projects. In FY2014, NIOSH extramural researchers reported 532 peer-reviewed publications in 237 journals. Publications increased 63% over FY2013 with 334 publications in 152 journals. ERCs reported the largest number of publications in FY2014 (215), followed by investigator-initiated R01 research (133). The journal most frequently published in by NIOSH researchers was the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. NIOSH’s global health initiatives supported the Global Plan of Action on Workers’ Health (GPA) through a cooperative agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to leverage the capacities of WHO to implement key actions under the GPA by strengthening the capacities of national health systems to respond to the specific health needs of workers. NIOSH continued its long-standing support of global occupational health research and training through its co-sponsorship of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty Inter­ national Center Global Environmental and Occupational Health Hubs planning grants to identify global need for research and training to address the most pressing environmental and occupational health issues around the world.
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