Last November the NIH issued a Notice clarifying the types of economics research that the agency will fund. Our OBSSR colleagues wrote an informative blog about the Notice in December. Although we in HDRP have received few questions about this notice, I thought it would be useful to provide some basic suggestions.
The most important thing to realize is that NCI continues to fund research that falls under the rubric of “economics.” The grants currently in our portfolio all appear to fit within the priority areas identified in the Notice. In addition, the research resources created by HDRP, like the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS): Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement, are all consistent with the types of supported work described... Read more