About $9.2 billion has been dedicated by public agencies for research related to the Covid-19 pandemic, over four times more than was expended during the Ebola outbreak. With such extraordinary sums, across a significant period of time, patterns can be discerned about how widely the funds are being spread and for what purposes. Naturally, the largest amount of money has gone toward development of vaccines; yet, perhaps surprisingly, the greatest number of funded research projects are actually in the social sciences.
It is that kind of highly valuable information and insightful analysis that Research Professional News is set to provide in its upcoming report, Global Trends in Covid-19 Funding. The report is the latest in a series available through the Ex Libris Funding dashboard, to help research administrators spot trends and make informed plans.
In this brief video overview, Sarah Richardson, Group Editor for Research Professional News, provides a glimpse into some unexpected data and emerging trends revealed in the upcoming report. She touches on critical questions such as: What countries are providing the most funding? Where are research projects concentrated? Have there been shifts over time in the demands on researchers?
February 24, 2021