Academy NIH Data Collection Project – Funding to Diagnostic Radiology2022-09-28T17:43:09-04:00

Since the early 1990’s the Academy has collected and disseminated data on annual NIH funding to diagnostic radiology departments across the imaging community. This project's detailed data, including all participating department's final totals, are only available to the Academy's membership. If you are a member of the Academy, please use the link below to access our password protected page. If you have any questions or are interested in Academy membership, please contact Casey Cappelletti.

Member Only Data Access

The Academy's Annual NIH Data Collection Project - Funding to Diagnostic Radiology

Academy NIH Data Collection Project Guidelines FY20 & FY21

NIH Data Results
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Project Mission & Scope for FY20 & FY21


The NIH funding to diagnostic radiology departments has been reported annually since the project was initiated in the early 90s by Stanley Baum, MD. This information is tracked for each fiscal year (FY) and shared by the Academy to show the amount of Federal funding from the NIH that goes to diagnostic radiology, as well as how that funding is allocated across radiology departments. Shown below is a chart depicting the history of this funding between 1985 and 2019 (note the outlying increase in 2010 as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act).

The Academy leverages this data as a strong advocacy tool on behalf of our community, which is why the staff continues its collection. In addition, we appreciate that many academic radiology leaders use this data for benchmarking their programs and advocating for their departments. The growth in multi-investigator collaborative research has led to challenges in apportioning credit in a formal ranking system. The Academy’s goal has been to identify a transparent way to disseminate the data to empower departments and protect the perception of the Academy’s role in the dissemination. In 2019, after much discussion about how this project intersects with the Academy’s mission and its overall value to our membership, the Executive Committee voted to disseminate the data in a new and more dynamic format. The Academy will now distribute an ALPHABETICAL list as opposed to a ranking; you will find more details in the 9-step instructional guide below.

Every year, the project normally begins with the submission of a request to the Office of Extramural Research (OER) at the NIH for the research and training grants awarded to departments of radiology at U.S. medical schools. This year, the Academy has decided that due to the major delays of our FOIA requests for FY2020 and FY2021, presented by COVID-19, that we will ask our member departments to submit their own data.

The Guidelines linked at the top of this page include the steps on how to vet and submit your department's own data so that it may be appropriate for inclusion in the Academy’s NIH Data Collection Project for FY2020 and FY2021. Departments will need to submit your department’s data no later than May 1, 2022.

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