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Table 1 Cross-country comparison of non-communicable disease funding systems in Italy and Germany

From: Non-communicable diseases: mapping research funding organisations, funding mechanisms and research practices in Italy and Germany

  Italy Germany
Identified eligible RFOs 46 13
Main research funding sources Central and regional governments, ‘5 per thousand’ mechanism, foundations (banking) Central government and other national funding bodies, foundations (charity, company)
Public NCD project funding/total project funding budget PRIN: €4.1 mn/€100 mn (2012) DFG: €105.2 bn/€2.7 bn (2013)
‘5 per thousand’: €35mn (2011) BMBF: €66.5 bn/€3.3 bn (2013)
Public NCD funding Cancer (€37.1 mn) Cardiovascular diseases (€56.4 mn)
Cardiovascular diseases (€1.4 mn) Cancer (€55.6 mn)
Diabetes (€710 k) Mental health (€32.8 mn)
Mental health (€550 k) Diabetes (€18.9 mn)
Chronic respiratory diseases (€66 k) Chronic respiratory diseases (€7.9 mn)
  1. BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), NCD non-communicable disease, PRIN Progetti di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale (research projects of national interest), RFO research funding organisation