The NIH fiscal year spans October 1 to September 30.
The NIH does not classify Mayo Clinic as a School of Medicine (SOM), and therefore Mayo Clinic is not included among SOM rankings. The Blue Ridge Institute of Medical Research (BRIMR) chooses to add Mayo Clinic to their ranking reports. MCW reports unaltered and directly downloadable rankings from the NIH, and has done so historically.
There are currently two sources for NIH data. Sources and dates of download are indicated on reports.
NIH Awards by Location & Organization allows ranking and comparison amongst Schools of Medicine (SOM). Here, fiscal year data has been frozen by the NIH on 12/16/2013. ARRA data is not available from this source. Awards that are not coded for SOM are not included in these reports. MCW typically has one or more NIH awards that are not coded SOM: these dollars are not included when comparing to other SOMs yet are included in other reports of MCW totals, where indicated.
NIH RePORTER provides continuously updated results which are subject to change. ARRA award data is included, but due to download limitations and the inability to specify Medical Schools only, this source is only used when not comparing SOMs.
NIH dollar amounts indicate total expenditures for a fiscal year period and are the sum of both direct and indirect costs for each fiscal year.
Reports include tabs for several fiscal years, many going back to 2008.
Totals for 2009 and 2010 do not include ARRA awards, except where indicated.
R&D contract dollars are not included in reports for FY09 - FY13, except where indicated.