Making a difference: Impact report 2017

Appendices

Appendices

Appendix 1

Context

Figure A1.1 – breakdown of awards by grant type

Grant type group Grant Type Number of Awards % of Total Number Award Value % of Total Value
Project Project 2246 42% £369,354,761 23%
Programme 328 6% £469,109,171 29%
Clinical Trial 312 6% £121,973,061 8%
Infrastructure Unit 98 2% £68,596,245 4%
Infrastructure - Other (incl. equipment over £50,000) 38 1% £82,733,970 5%
Equipment - under £50,000 30 1% £1,013,912 0%
Travel 9 0% £723,089 0%
Equipment 1 0% £4,446 0%
People Fellowship 644 12% £194,342,817 12%
Postgraduate Studentship 367 7% £38,737,033 2%
Senior Personal Support 40 1% £36,736,011 2%
Lectureship 29 1% £5,016,562 0%
Intercalated BSc (include any undergraduate) 1 0% £6,000 0%
Other/Unknown Other 136 3% £11,062,041 1%
Unknown 1008 19% £218,018,267 13%
TOTAL 5287 £1,617,427,386 ** **

Figure A1.2 – Most awards were for 3 years

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Figure A1.3 – Breakdown of awards by research activity

Most awards were coded using the HRCS system (http://www.hrcsonline.net/) – and these codes were aggregated into ‘cause’, ‘cure’ and ‘care’.

Type of research activity Total Number of Awards
Cause 3,118
Underpinning 725
Aetiology 2,393
Cure 2,598
Detection and Diagnosis 835
Treatment Development 1,063
Treatment Evaluation 700
Care 646
Prevention 148
Disease Management 379
Health Services 119
Grand Total 6,362

Please note that the total number of awards here equals more than the total in the report (5287). This is because some awards can be categorised as more than one code (e.g. coded as both Underpinning and Prevention).


Figure A1.4 – Breakdown of the number of awards with outcomes and total number of outcomes in each subcategory.

Section Outcome No. of awards with outcome Total outcomes Unique outcomes
Generating Knowledge Publications 3,271 29,151 26,828
Tools and Methods 853 1,580 1,447
Databases and models 296 401 371
Translating research ideas IPs & Licensing 164 250 224
Spin outs 36 42 39
Technical products 69 111 102
Medical products 282 434 397
Artistic and creative products 48 62 59
Influencing policy and other stakeholders Influences on Policy 499 1,120 1,016
Engagements 1,998 9,917 8,446
Stimulating new research Further funding 1,563 4,832 4,398
Partnerships 1,859 7,184 6,560
Developing the human capacity Next destinations 1,075 2,120 2,039
Awards and recognitions 1,552 7,737 6,409
Facilities and resources 360 565 492

Impact in 5 categories: Generating knowledge

Figure A1.5 – Total and average knowledge impacts in cause, cure and care.

Publications
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards /Number of outputs
Cause 2821 17115 6.1 £52,122.84
Cure 2215 11747 5.3 £70,583.89
Care 522 2335 4.5 £52,459.59
Tools and methods
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards /Number of outputs
Cause 2821 1023 0.36 £872,026
Cure 2215 589 0.27 £1,407,723
Care 522 77 0.15 £1,590,820
Databases and models
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards /Number of outputs
Cause 2821 227 0.08 £3,929,878
Cure 2215 181 0.08 £4,580,934
Care 522 36 0.07 £3,402,587

Impact in 5 categories: Translating research ideas into new products and services

Figure A1.6 - Protection type for 250 examples of IP

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Figure A1.7 – Total and average translating research impacts in cause, cure and care.

Medical products
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards /Number of outputs
Cause 2821 115 0.04 £7,757,238
Cure 2215 308 0.14 £2,692,042
Care 522 42 0.08 £2,916,503
IP and licensing
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards /Number of outputs
Cause 2821 115 0.04 £7,757,238
Cure 2215 142 0.06 £5,839,077
Care 522 13 0.02 £9,422,549
Technical products
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards /Number of outputs
Cause 2821 59 0.02 £15,120,040
Cure 2215 62 0.03 £13,373,370
Care 522 7 0.01 £17,499,019
Spin outs
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards /Number of outputs
Cause 2821 29 0.01 £30,761,461
Cure 2215 17 0.01 £48,773,469
Care 522 1 0.0019 £122,493,135

Impact in 5 categories: Influencing policy and other stakeholders

Figure A1.8 - Breakdown of engagement by activity type - Almost three quarters of engagement activities were talks or participation in a workshop or open day.

Engagement Activity Type Number %
A talk or presentation 4042 48%
Participation in an activity, workshop or similar 1278 15%
Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution 704 8%
A magazine, newsletter or online publication 585 7%
Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.) 564 7%
A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue 545 6%
A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview 522 6%
A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry. 120 1%
Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel 42 0%
Others 44 1%
TOTAL UNIQUE ACTIVITIES: 8446

Figure A1.9 - Breakdown of engagement by audience type – the main audiences were other academics, healthcare workers, patients involved in research or members of the public.

Primary Audience Number %
Public/other audiences 1971 23%
Professional Practitioners 1693 20%
Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.) 1155 14%
Participants in your research and patient groups 690 8%
Schools 607 7%
Health professionals 563 7%
Media (as a channel to the public) 460 5%
Supporters 374 4%
Other audiences 258 3%
Others 674 8%
TOTAL UNIQUE ACTIVITIES: 8445

Figure A1.10 – Total and average influence and engagement impacts in cause, cure and care.

Influence on policy and practice
Research activity No. of awards in category Total output number Average output number Value of awards /Number of outputs
Cause 2821 542 0.19 £1,645,908
Cure 2215 489 0.22 £1,695,601
Care 522 161 0.31 £760,827
Engagement activities
Research activity No. of awards in category Total output number Average output number Value of awards /Number of outputs
Cause 2821 5427 1.92 £164,379
Cure 2215 4016 1.81 £206,461
Care 522 1149 2.20 £106,608

Impact in 5 categories: Stimulating new research via new funding or partnerships

Figure A1.11 - Most awards had just one instance of further funding

No. of further funding instances per award Number of awards %
1 647 41%
2 338 22%
3 193 12%
4 113 7%
5 65 4%
6 49 3%
7 42 3%
8 26 2%
9 17 1%
10 + 73 5%

Figure A1.12 - Breakdown of the top 15 sources of further funding received by charity-funded researchers

Country of further funding organisation Unique further funding % of total further funding
United Kingdom £1,181,823,821 58%
European Union (European Commission and European Research Council) £683,638,239 34%
USA £46,111,052 2%
Australia £13,984,357 1%
Canada £10,651,181 1%
France £9,753,640 0%
Germany £6,982,439 0%
China £5,000,000 0%
Denmark £4,682,892 0%
Switzerland £2,787,698 0%
Belgium £2,759,379 0%
Japan £2,371,074 0%
Italy £1,525,522 0%
Malaysia £1,482,983 0%
Netherlands £1,375,477 0%

Figure A1.13 - Breakdown of sources of further funding received by charity-funded researchers

Sector providing further funding % of total
Public 64%
Charity/Non Profit 25%
Multiple 4%
Private 4%
Academic/University 2%
Hospitals 0%
Learned Society 0%
Unknown 0%

Figure A1.14 - Types of partner reported by charity-funded researchers

Organisation Sector Number of unique partnerships % of all unique partnerships
Academic/University 3501 53%
Hospitals 858 13%
Public 573 9%
Charity/Non Profit 523 8%
Private 466 7%
Multiple 46 1%
Learned Society 24 0%
Unknown 569 9%
TOTAL 6560

Figure A1.15 – Total and average further funding and partnership impacts in cause, cure and care.

Further funding
Research activity No. of awards in category Further funding total value Average further funding Total number of outputs Average number of outputs
Cause 2821 £1,343,453,381 £499,425 2690 1.17
Cure 2215 £1,677,640,985 £788,365 2128 1.15
Care 522 £156,556,475 £489,239 320 0.96
Partnerships
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards/Number of outputs
Cause 2821 4260 1.51 £209,409
Cure 2215 3491 1.58 £237,510
Care 522 596 1.14 £205,525

Figure A1.16 – top 15 countries that researchers partner with across the world

Country Name Number of unique Partnerships % of all partnerships
United Kingdom 3498 53%
United States of America 641 10%
Germany 286 4%
Netherlands 184 3%
France 162 2%
Italy 159 2%
Australia 132 2%
Spain 122 2%
Canada 91 1%
Sweden 88 1%
Switzerland 59 1%
Belgium 58 1%
Argentina 57 1%
Japan 50 1%
Chile 49 1%

Impact in 5 categories: Developing the human capacity to do research

Two thirds of the awards and recognitions are linked to more than one award


Figure A1.17 - Roles of researchers moving to new positions

New Role/Next Destination Number of unique next destinations
Post-Doctoral Researcher 779
Health care/Medical Staff 190
Research Project Leader (with budgetary responsibility) 171
Researcher (No PhD) 136
Unknown/Other 134
Other Research Occupation 129
Research Student 113
Research Fellow (individual fellowship) 91
Management/Admin/Policy 80
Full-time lecturer/school teacher 76
Not employed/on career break/maternity/paternity leave 70
Engaged in study 39
Full-time lecturer/teacher 10
Retired 10
Management/Admin/Policy for a research organisation 8
Full-Time Study 2
Deceased 1

Figure A1.18 - Destination of researchers moving to new positions

Destination Country Number of unique next destinations %
United Kingdom 1448 71%
United States of America 113 6%
Germany 58 3%
France 52 3%
Unknown 49 2%
Australia 42 2%
European Union (EU) 32 2%
Spain 29 1%
Canada 27 1%
Others 189 9%
TOTAL UNIQUE NEXT DESTINATIONS 2039

Figure A1.19 - Awards and recognitions reported by charity funded researchers

Types of awards and recognition Number of unique awards % of all
Personally asked as a key note speaker to a conference 2135 33%
Personally invited as speaker at a conference 851 13%
Research prize 814 13%
Prestigious/honorary/advisory position to an external body 650 10%
Poster/abstract prize 480 7%
Appointed as the editor/advisor to a journal or book series 428 7%
Awarded honorary membership, or a fellowship, of a learned society 383 6%
Appointed to the editorial board of, or advisor to, a journal or book series 185 3%
Medal 138 2%
Others 345 5%
TOTAL UNIQUE AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS 6409

Figure A1.20 - Distribution of awards and recognition outputs.

Charity funded awards with one or more awards and recognitions Number of awards %
1 494 32%
2 292 19%
3 181 12%
4 139 9%
5 95 6%
6 64 4%
8 38 2%
7 34 2%
9 29 2%
10 22 1%
>10 164 11%
Total 1552

Figure A1.21 – Total and average researcher development impacts in cause, cure and care.

Next destination and skills
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards/ Number of outputs
Cause 2821 1324 0.47 £673,778
Cure 2215 698 0.32 £1,187,893
Care 522 119 0.23 £1,029,354
Awards and recognitions
Research activity No. of awards in category Total number of outputs Average number of outputs Value of awards/ Number of outputs
Cause 2821 4762 1.688 £187,334
Cure 2215 2969 1.340 £279,269
Care 522 517 0.990 £236,931