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Supporting priority setting in science using research funding landscapes

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posted on 29.09.2019 by RoRI Institute, Ludo Waltman, Ismael Rafols, Nees Jan van Eck, Alfredo Yegros Yegros
In this working paper, we describe how to map research funding landscapes in order to support research funders in setting priorities. Based on data on scientific publications, a funding landscape highlights the research fields that are supported by different funders. The funding landscape described here has been created using data from the Dimensions database. It is presented using a freely available web-based tool that provides an interactive visualization of the landscape. We demonstrate the use of the tool through a case study in which we analyze funding of mental health research.