Data collection

Relevant funding bodies are identified by a multistep process involving experts in each country. The Presidents of the National Cardiac Societies are invited to identify 3 leading experts in CVD research in their country, one for each of the following areas: basic science, clinical and human research, prevention, public health, and epidemiological science. The identified experts provide a list of CVD research funding organisations in their area of expertise. Furthermore, the top funding agencies in each country are identified, based on the publications generated, where the agencies have been acknowledged. Funding organisations are then invited to fill in a questionnaire or to provide the data in the available format. 

For the purpose of the ERA-CVD Project, funding organisations are requested to update the data starting in 2013 up to the latest year available and to provide the names and home institutions of the principal investigators in addition to the original data set. Thus, the final database should contain data from 2013 to the latest year available and be the basis for continuous updates. For countries not included in the original data selection, data starting from 2010 are requested.

Additionally, funding databases available on the internet were searched and filtered for projects related to cardiovascular research. The data has been collected in the period 2018-2020. The agencies are requested to provide the data until the latest year available. 

In the list below we present the list of the funding agencies that provide the data and the data that we collected on their websites.

Data provided by funding agencies

  • Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung – FWF – Austrian Science Fund
  • Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft – CDF – Christian Doppler Research Society
  • Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds – WWTF – Vienna Science and Technology Fund 
  • Österreichischer Herzfonds – Austrian Heart Foundation
  • Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen – FWO – Research Foundation Flanders
  • Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS – Fund for Scientific Research
  • Service Publique de Wallonie – SPW – Public Service of Wallonia
  • Vlaamse instelling voor technologisch onderzoek – VITO – Flemish Institute for Technological Research
  • Federaal Kenniscentrum voor de Gezondheidszorg – KCE – The Belgian Federal Health Care Knowledge Centre (Belgium)
  • Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid/Institut Scientifique la Santé Publique – Scientific Institute of Public Health 
  • Koning Boudewijnstichting – KB – King Baudouin Foundation
  • Fonds pour la Chirurgie Cardiaque – Fund for Cardiac Surgery
  • Bŭlgarski natsionalen nauchen fond – BNSF – Bulgarian Science Fund
  • Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i sporta – MZOS – Croatian Ministry of science education and sport 
  • Fond Jedinstvo uz pomoć znanja – UKF – Unity through knowledge Fund
  • Research Promotion Foundation – RPF – Research Promotion Foundation
  • Ministerstvo zdravotnictví České republiky – MZCR – Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic
  • Grantova Agentura Ceské Republiky – Czech Science Foundation
  • Technologická agentura ČR Podporujeme výzkum a inovace – TACR – Technology Agency of the Czech Republic 
  • Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy České republiky – MSMT – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • Ministeriet for Forskning, Innovation og Videreg├¸ende Uddannelser – UFM – Ministry of Higher Education and Science – Independent Research Fund Denmark
  • Hjerteforeningen – The Danish Heart Foundation
  • Danmarks Grundforskningsfond – DG – The Danish National Research Foundation
  • Højteknologifonden – DNATF – The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation
  • Eesti Teadusagentuur – ETAg – Estonian Research Council
  • Suomen Akatemia – AKA – Academy of Finland 
  • Sydäntutkimussäätiö – Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
  • Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale – INSERM – National Institute of Health and Medical Research
  • Agence nationale de la Recherche – ANR – National Agency of Research
  • Domaine d’intérêt Majeur en Cardiovasculaire-Obésité-Diabète-Rein – CORDDIM 
  • Fondation de la Recherche Médicale – FRM – Foundation of Medical Research
  • Fondation de France – Foundation of France
  • Ministère des Affaires sociales et de la Santé – DGOS – Directorate General for Care Provision
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG – The German Research Foundation
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF  Federal Ministry of Education and Research 
  • VolkswagenStiftung – Volkswagen Foundation
  • Deutsche Zentrum für Herz- Kreislaufforschung – DZHK – German Cardiovascular Research Center
  • Fritz Thyssen Foundation – Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR – German Aerospace Center
  • Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung – Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation
  • Hellenical Cardiological Society – Hellenical Cardiological Society
  • Országos Tudományos Kutatási Alapprogramok – OTKA – The Hungarian Scientific Research Fund
  • National Development Agency (through Social Services Nonprofit Limited Liability Company) – ESZA – National Development Agency (through Social Services Nonprofit Limited Liability Company
  • Nemzeti Kutatási, Fejlesztési és Innovációs Hivatal – NIH – National Innovation Office 
  • Magyar Tudományos Akadémia – MTA – Hungarian Academy of Sciences 
  • Science Foundation Ireland – SFI – Science Foundation Ireland 
  • Health Research Board – HRB – Health Research Board 
  • Enterprise Ireland – EI – Enterprise Ireland
  • קרן המדע הישראלית – ISF – Israel Science Foundation
  • Ministero dell’istruzione, dell’università e della ricercar – MIUR  – Ministry of Education, University and Research
  • Fondazione Umberto Veronesi – FUV – Veronesi Foundation
  • Fondazione Cariplo – Cariplo Foundation
  • Ministero della Salute – Italian Health Ministry
  • Fondazione Telethon – Telethon Foundation
  • Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco – AIFA – Italian Medicines Agency
  • Fondazione per la ricerca biomedica avanzata – Padova – Foundation for the advanced biomedical research
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR – National Research Council
  • Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra – VIAA – State Education Development Agency
  • Fonds National de la Recherche – FNRlu – National Research Fund 
  • Institut National de Chirurgie cardiaque et de de Cardiologie Interventionnelle – INCCI – Ministry of Health – National institute of Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology 
  • Hartstichting – Dutch Heart Foundation
  • Diabetes Fund – Diabetes Fund
  • De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – NOW – The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research 
  • De Nederlandse organisatie voor gezondheidsonderzoek en zorginnovatie – ZonMw – The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
  • The Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands – ICIN – The Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands 
  • Health Holland  
  • Forskningsrådet – RCN – The Research Council of Norway 
  • Narodowe Centrum Badań I Rozwoju – NCBiR – National Centre for Research and Development
  • Narodowe Centrum Nauki – NCN – National Science Centre
  • Fundacja na rzecz Nauki Polskiej – FNP – Foundation for Polish Science
  • Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego – MNiSW – Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • Polpharma Scientific Foundation – Polpharma – Polpharma Scientific Foundation
  • Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia – FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology 
  • Agentúra na podporu výskumu a vývoja – APVV – Slovak Research and Development Agency
  • Ministerstvo zdravotníctva – SR – Ministry oh Health of Slovakia
  • Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost RS – ARRS – Slovenian Research Agency
  • Fundacion CNIC Carlos III – Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares – Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Centre
  • Instituto de Salud Carlos III – ISCIII – Carlos III Health Institute
  • Fundacion la Caixa – La Caixa Foundation
  • Vetenskapsrådet – SRC – Swedish Research Council
  • Swiss National Science Foundation – SNSF – Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Schweizerische Herzstiftung – Swiss Heart Foundation
  • Wellcome Trust – Wellcome Trust
  • Medical Research Council – Medical Research Council
  • British Heart Foundation – British Heart Foundation
  • Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland – CHSS – Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
  • Dunhill Medical Trust – Dunhill Medical Trust
  • Heart Research UK – Heart Research UK

Data downloaded by the ESC-Charité Team on their websites 

  • European Union
  • Austrian Society of Cardiology – ASC – Österreichische Kardiologische Gesellschaft
  • LundbeckFonden – LF – The Lundbeck Foundation
  • Novo Nordisk Fonden – The Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Juho Vainio saatio – Juho Vainio Foundation 
  • Hjärt-Lungfonden – Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation 
  • Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning – SSF – Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Sveriges innovationsmyndighet Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency
  • Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelse – Ragnar Söderbergs Foundation
  • The Swedish Research Council Formas – Formas The Swedish Research Council Formas
  • Technology Strategy Board – Technology Strategy Board
  • National Institute for Health Research – NIHR – National Institute for Health Research 
  • Stroke Association – Stroke Association
  • Diabetes UK – Diabetes UK
  • Kidney Research UK – Kidney Research UK
  • Cancer research UK – Cancer research UK
  • Economic and social research council – UKRI – Economic and social research council
  • Engineering and physical sciences research council – EPSRC – Engineering and physical sciences research council 
  • Biotechnology and biological sciences research council – BBSRC – Biotechnology and biological sciences research council
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council – AHRC – Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Innovate UK – Innovate UK
  • National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research – NC3Rs – National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research
  • Natural Environment Research Council – NERC – Natural Environment Research Council
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council – STFC – Science and Technology Facilities Council 
  • Economic and social research council – UKRI – Economic and social research council