The Research Enterprise|
Funding Australia's basic biomedical research of 1993 and 1994
The meshing of two databases of scientific publications -- the Wellcome Trust's Research Outputs Database, and the Research Evaluation and Policy Project's database of Australian publications -- allows a detailed analysis of the funding agencies providing external (as opposed to intramural) support for Australia's basic biomedical research. This analysis shows the success Australian researchers are having in attracting funding from overseas, and the high citation rates achieved by publications with external funding.
MJA 1999; 171: 629-633
Characteristics of basic biomedical research funding -
Comparison of funded and unfunded publications -
The impact of funded research -
Received 27 September 2018, accepted 27 September 2018
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