To analyze trends within the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) industry, it is valuable to consider grant rate data. Previously, the U.S. federal government operated an online tool called CRISP (“Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects”). It was a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other U.S. research institutions. The database allowed users to search the CRISP interface for grants funding for specific types of scientific research, using text-based search terms.
However, that has since been replaced by RePORTer (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools)1, a more powerful database and search tool supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. RePORTer allows users to search a comprehensive repository of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research projects resulting from NIH funding. [Read more…]