We would like to take this opportunity to give you all an update on what is happening here at the Clinical Informatics Research Unit (CIRU).
We would like to warmly welcome Dr Mike Head and Dr Rebecca Brown into the department. They are both Research Fellows at the University of Southampton and are currently running the ResIn study.
The Research Investments in Global Health study (ResIn) is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project previously focused on the UK research landscape and published widely on the strengths and gaps in the UK research portfolio for both infectious diseases and oncology. Levels of investment have been compared to global and national burdens of disease to gain an insight into relative levels of spend and inform priority-setting initiatives. Now, ResIn is building a global dataset and analysing funding trends and disease burdens for infectious disease research across the G20 nations and will report findings in 2018. The study, and results to date, have been presented multiple times to many high-level global health stakeholders including the World Health Organisation, European Commission and the Wellcome Trust. Findings have also been cited by others in numerous documents including journal publications and government reports.
See http://researchinvestments.org/ for more about the project.
Written by Dave Osler, Head of Knowledge, CIRU