Table 4

 Leading sources of support for UK respiratory medicine research, 1996–2000

Funding sourceNo of papers%
UK government, of which:155822.1
    Medical Research Council (MRC)79211.2
    Department of Health (DoH)2703.8
    Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council1361.9
UK private-non-profit organisations, of which:204729.1
    Wellcome Trust6399.1
    National Asthma Campaign2974.2
    British Lung Foundation2002.8
    British Heart Foundation1652.3
    Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust1261.8
    Cancer Research Campaign (now part of Cancer Research UK)1031.5
Industry, of which:153221.7
    GlaxoWellcome plc4516.4
    AstraZeneca plc1612.3
International and foreign organisations, of which:140519.9
    European Union2313.3
    US National Institutes of Health2253.2
No funding acknowledged273938.9
Total papers7046100.0