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Point of View: Strategies from UW-Madison for rescuing biomedical research in the US

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Cite this article as: eLife 2015;4:e09305 doi: 10.7554/eLife.09305
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Process used for the UW-Madison workshop.

The process started with the recruitment of four leadership teams (LTs), with four members for each team. The leadership teams led the cross-campus discussions during weeks 7–10 and presented the recommendations that emerged from these discussions at the April 11 workshop.

https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.09305.002
Comparison of NIH budget allocations in 2001 and 2014.

Pie chart showing how the NIH spent its budget in 2014. Research Project Grants accounted for $16,077m in 2014, which was 53% of the total (blue), compared with 58.4% of the total in 2001 (red). The proportion of the NIH budget spent on R&D contracts and Intramural Research increased over the same period. Source: http://report.nih.gov/nihdatabook/index.aspx (budget history). Note: the ‘All Other’ and ‘Research Management and Support’ categories were combined in the 2001 budget.

https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.09305.004

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