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Fiscal Year 2014 Highlights

While exempt projects are included in the individual project sections of the HSRD report, they are currently excluded from the highlights and data trend reports. Once additional data on exempt projects are collected, they will be included in the highlights and data trend reports. Total number of exempt projects reported for FY2014 was 157.

Research Projects

Chart 1: Project Count By Research Organization Chart 1: Project Count By Research Organization
 Research OrganizationProjects 
  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 33
  Sandia National Laboratories 32
  Los Alamos National Laboratory 30
  Oak Ridge National Laboratory 28
  Oak Ridge Associated Universities 26
  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 19
  Queens College of the City University of New York 11
  Idaho National Laboratory 9
  Other 33
    Overview of Research Projects

  • Total non-exempt research projects reported for FY2014 was 221.
  • Eighty-five percent of the projects were conducted at DOE facilities, with the remaining 15 percent conducted at non-DOE facilities.
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory had the largest number of projects with 33, followed by Sandia National Laboratories with 32.
  • Six research organizations reported international projects including the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF). RERF, located in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, studies health impacts of radiation exposure in atomic bomb survivors. RERF reported the largest number of foreign subjects in FY2014.
  • One research organization, 4 universities and 1 DOE facility, reported 13 projects as part of the Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP).

Funding for Research

Chart 2: Project Funding By Research Organization Chart 2: Project Funding By Research Organization
 Research OrganizationFunding 
Los Alamos National Laboratory $37,547,730
Oak Ridge National Laboratory $22,772,400
Radiation Effects Research Foundation $14,000,000
Sandia National Laboratories $13,524,604
Queens College of the City University of New York $8,597,499
Oak Ridge Associated Universities $6,303,517
Center for Construction Research and Training $4,575,000
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory $4,505,100
Other $10,447,010
    Overview of Funding

  • The total research funding reported in FY2014 was $122,272,860.
  • Funding from DOE decreased to under $55 million in FY2014 from $65 million in FY2013. Funding from other Federal sources saw a increase from $41 million in FY2013 to $67 million in FY2014.
  • The Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), an international project, received $14 million in funding. RERF studies, funded by DOE and National Institutes of Health (NIH), accounted for 68 percent of international project funding and 11 percent of total funding.


Human Subjects

Chart 3: Human Subjects By Research Organization
Pie Chart Number of Human Subjects
 Research OrganizationHuman Subjects 
Vanderbilt University 600,000
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 277,804
Los Alamos National Laboratory 213,087
Radiation Effects Research Foundation 120,000
Oak Ridge Associated Universities 118,134
Other 202,364
    Overview of Human Subjects
  • A total of 1,667,375 human subjects were involved in DOE-funded, DOE site-related, or DOE worker-related projects.
  • About 32 percent of human subjects were reported by DOE facilities, and 68 percent were reported by non-DOE facilities.
  • Vanderbilt University had the largest number of human subjects with a total of 600,000 reported.

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