The power of tracking COVID-19 research funding in real time

In a Wellcome Open Research blog post, Dr. Alice Norton explains how the COVID-19 Project Tracker and associated Living Mapping Review were developed and why they are so valuable for funders.

The living mapping review, created jointly by UKCDR and GloPID-R, is a powerful tool for global funders to inform their ongoing research funding decisions. With analyses updated every three months, it allows them identify funding gaps and trends and avoid duplication.

As of the 1st July 2021 publication on Wellcome Open, the analysis contained 10,608 projects, funded by 201 funders, conducted in 142 countries and representing an investment of at least $4.7 billion.

Wellcome Open Research blog

A Living Mapping Review to monitor COVID-19 research funding.
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The Living Mapping Review on Wellcome Open Research

Version 4 provides an update of the COVID-19 Project Tracker through to April 2021. Version 5 will be published early October 2021.
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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.