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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

Analysis reports

The HRCS underpins four important UKCRC analysis reports which together provide a comprehensive overview of non-commercial health research funding in the UK. The analysis reports have been disseminated widely in the UK and had a major impact, providing the basis for high level strategy discussions and informing a number of joint funding initiatives.


The most recent of the UK Health Research Analyses, covering the 2014 calendar year, expanded on the previous analyses to include 64 UK charity and public health research funders. The UK Health Research Analysis 2014, was published in August 2015.

For more information, visit the 2014 report page, or you can download the 2014 report PDF directly.


The second report, the UK Health Research Analysis 2009/10, was published in 2012. This report showed the significant changes in the UK health research landscape five years after the original. This report added new features to the report, including an assessment of research infrastructure and an estimation of the total UK Health R&D expenditure.

For more information, visit the 2009/10 report page, or you can download the 2009/10 report PDF directly.


The success of the first UK Health Research Analysis in 2004/05 was followed by an international workshop in 2009. This allowed those involved in the UK project to share their experiences with other international research organisations and promote the HRCS as an international standard.

For more information, visit the 2009 workshop page, or you can download the 2009 workshop PDF directly.


The original national analysis featured eleven of UK’s largest government and charity  health research funders and award data from the financial year 2004/05. The report of this analysis, UK Health Research Analysis (2004/05), was published in 2006.

For more information, visit the 2004/05 report page, or you can download the 2004/05 report PDF directly.


The HRCS was also used to analyse the funding activities in 2004/05 of 29 medium and smaller sized members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). This report, From Donation To Innovation, was published in 2007.

For more information, visit the From Donation to Innovation report page, or you can download the report PDF directly.


For further details on these reports and the UKCRC, see the UKCRC website.