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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

UK Health Research Analysis 2018

The UK Health Research Analysis 2018 – the fourth in the nationwide health research landscaping report series –  consisted of more than 22,500 health and biomedical research awards from 146 organisations accounting for an estimated expenditure of almost £4.8 billion in the calendar year 2018.

The report was first published in January 2020.

When citing the report and/or onward use of the dataset please use the following acknowledgement:

“UK Health Research Analysis 2018 (UK Clinical Research Collaboration , 2020) ISBN 978-0-903730-29-7”.

If you have any questions at all regarding this or previous analyses then please contact us.


Data visualisation

Note – You may find this visualisation works best by accessing it directly from the Tableau Public website:

To provide an alternative to the static report – and an opportunity for individual organisations to view their own data – we have provided an interactive dashboard which consists of two pages:

  • Funder level information providing details of 2018 expenditure by HRCS Health Category and Research Activity
  • A geographical distribution of the 2018 expenditure

You can also find additional details (such as exact values) by hovering over with your cursor.

In July 2022, this visualisation was been updated from the original publication version due to issues with supported software. This new version uses the same public dataset, only the application used is different.


Participating organisations in the 2018 analysis (A to Z)

Academy of Medical Sciences
Action Medical Research
Action on Hearing Loss
Alcohol Change UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Alzheimer’s Society
Anthony Nolan
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Asthma UK
Association of Medical Research Charities
Ataxia UK
UK Atomic Energy Authority
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Disease Research Foundation
Brain Research UK
Breast Cancer Now
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
British Council for Prevention of Blindness
British Heart Foundation
British Journal of Anaesthesia
British Lung Foundation
British Scoliosis Research Foundation
British Sjögren’s Syndrome Association
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
British Skin Foundation
Cancer Research UK
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Chief Scientist Office, Scotland
Childhood Eye Cancer Trust
Children’s Liver Disease Foundation
Chronic Disease Research Foundation
Coeliac UK
Council of Deans of Health
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Department for Education
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Department for International Development
Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland
Department for Transport
Department for Work and Pensions
Department of Health and Social Care (including the National Institute for Health Research)
Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation
Diabetes UK
Duchenne UK
Dunhill Medical Trust
Economic and Social Research Council
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Research UK
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Faculty of Public Health
Fight for Sight
Food Standards Agency
Friends of EORTC
Garfield Weston Foundation
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Guts UK
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity
Health and Care Research Wales (R&D Division, Health and Social Services Group, Welsh Government)
Health and Safety Executive
Health and Social Care R&D Division, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland
Health Education England (Department of Health and Social Care funded)
Heart Research UK
Innovate UK
Kidney Research UK
Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI
Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macular Society
Marie Curie
Medical Research Council
Medical Research Foundation
Medical Research Scotland
Medical Schools Council
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Research Foundation
MHA Care Group
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
MND Association
Moorfields Eye Charity
MQ: Transforming Mental Health
MS Society
Multiple System Atrophy Trust
Muscular Dystrophy UK
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research
National Institute for Health Research (Department of Health and Social Care funded)
National Physical Laboratory
Natural Environment Research Council
Newlife The Charity for Disabled Children
North West Cancer Research
Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke
Nuffield Council of Bioethics
Nuffield Foundation
Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted)
Orthopaedic Research UK
Ovarian Cancer Action
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Parkinson’s UK
Pharmacy Research UK
Prostate Cancer UK
Public Health England
Research England
Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Royal College of Pathologists
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Royal Osteoporosis Society
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust
Sarcoma UK
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Solving Kids’ Cancer
Sports England
Stroke Association
Target Ovarian Cancer
Tenovus Cancer Care
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust
The Francis Crick Institute
The Health Foundation
The Lullaby Trust
The Royal College of Anaesthetists
The Royal College of Radiologists
The Urology Foundation
Tourettes Action
UK Clinical Virology Network
UK Space Agency
Versus Arthritis
Wellbeing of Women
Wellcome Trust
Welsh Government Office for Science
Wessex Medical Research
World Cancer Research Fund
Worldwide Cancer Research
Yorkshire Cancer Research