NCRI releases 2016 Cancer Research Database data-package

Each year, the NCRI collects research funding data from its Partners to understand how money is distributed across various areas of cancer research, and to identify any gaps in the cancer research portfolio.

In 2016 we recorded almost £580m research spend, and the data-package is now available to download. You can also download a summary of the data here.

To track how UK cancer research funding changes over time, NCRI Partner organisations submit data each year on how much they have spent on research, and the research projects and programmes that they spend it on. Each award is then coded by cancer site and by research category, using an international classification system called the Common Scientific Outline (CSO) and recorded in the NCRI Cancer Research Database.

» Common Scientific Outline coding system (ICRP website)

Download the data-package now, or contact us at to discover how you can use the NCRI Cancer Research Database to inform your work.