JDRF Ranked as Top Non-Governmental Diabetes Research Funder

Independent analysis of key scientific literature found JDRF among the top organizations funding diabetes research globally

In a recent independent analysis of key diabetes-related scientific literature, JDRF was ranked as the third most frequently cited funder of diabetes research globally, behind only the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. JDRF was the top ranked non-governmental or charitable funder of diabetes research. This analysis is a confirmation of the significant impact JDRF’s strategic research plan is having on advancing diabetes research–made possible because of JDRF’s generous supporters.

Thomson Reuters, a world leader supplying intelligent information for businesses and professionals, conducted the independent analysis of key scientific literature devoted to diabetes to determine the most common funders of diabetes-related research. Using their “Web of Science” database, they searched for publications between January 2008 and July 2013 on “diabetes” and related terms. From the roughly 200,000 publications and reports they identified, the organizations explicitly acknowledged as the funders of each were compiled and ranked by frequency of mentions. Using this unique database allowed funding acknowledgements to be linked with research publications. The analysis of such links is complicated for several reasons, but provides an independent view of the key funders in this field. Limitations of this analysis include the fact that authors may fail to mention multiple funders, different papers may acknowledge the same grant from the same funder, and authors may fail to mention funding sources. The “Web of Science” database upon which the analysis is based is a premier resource for research, its content used by more than 6,000 of the world’s leading scholarly institutions responsible for scientific policy making.

This independent analysis shows the important impact JDRF is having on diabetes research and our goal of creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). The top ranking of JDRF demonstrates not only the scope of the research plan JDRF is supporting, but also the quality of the research being funded toward turning Type One into Type None.

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Ranked by number of diabetes-related publications in which funding entity is expressly acknowledged during January 2008 to July 2013.
Source: Thomson Reuters – Funding Diabetes Research