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Table 1.

Top 30 funders of COVID-19 publications (based on Crossref data)

CountryFunderNumber of publications
USA U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 7,081 
CHN National Natural Science Foundation of China 5,318 
EU European Commission 1,313 
CHN Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China 1,128 
GBR UK Research and Innovation 1,111 
CAN Government of Canada 970 
USA National Science Foundation 942 
DEU Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 730 
JPN Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 691 
GBR National Institute for Health Research 655 
BRA Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação 560 
KOR National Research Foundation of Korea 536 
USA US Department of Defense 531 
AUS Department of Health, Australian Government 498 
USA Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 473 
CHN Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China 466 
BRA Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior 450 
ESP Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad 418 
CHN Ministry of Finance 343 
GBR Wellcome Trust 340 
CHN China Postdoctoral Science Foundation 298 
BRA Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo 273 
FRA Agence Nationale de la Recherche 271 
CHE Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung 265 
TWN Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 261 
JPN Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development 256 
USA US Department of Agriculture 251 
IND Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India 236 
USA Foundation for the National Institutes of Health 229 
DEU Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung 223 
CountryFunderNumber of publications
USA U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 7,081 
CHN National Natural Science Foundation of China 5,318 
EU European Commission 1,313 
CHN Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China 1,128 
GBR UK Research and Innovation 1,111 
CAN Government of Canada 970 
USA National Science Foundation 942 
DEU Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 730 
JPN Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 691 
GBR National Institute for Health Research 655 
BRA Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação 560 
KOR National Research Foundation of Korea 536 
USA US Department of Defense 531 
AUS Department of Health, Australian Government 498 
USA Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 473 
CHN Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China 466 
BRA Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior 450 
ESP Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad 418 
CHN Ministry of Finance 343 
GBR Wellcome Trust 340 
CHN China Postdoctoral Science Foundation 298 
BRA Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo 273 
FRA Agence Nationale de la Recherche 271 
CHE Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung 265 
TWN Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 261 
JPN Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development 256 
USA US Department of Agriculture 251 
IND Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India 236 
USA Foundation for the National Institutes of Health 229 
DEU Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung 223 
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