2 scientistsA new study demonstrates the significant impact of FNIH’s research. The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a European public-private program working to speed the development of better and safer medicines for patients, released a study commissioned from the independent firm Thomson Reuters that measured how often publications arising from research projects of  major biomedical research organizations, such as IMI and FNIH, were cited by others. The five organizations the study compared had a “citation impact” of about twice the world average, “indicating highly-cited internationally significant research.” Among them, the FNIH had the highest percentage—28.8 percent—of highly cited papers.  Read the study here.spacer

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