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Measuring our success

Tommy’s is committed to making pregnancy and birth safer for all. We believe that to do that we need to carefully monitor our research to make sure we're making progress towards that goal.

For that reason our research centres are independently reviewed every two years by leading professors from around the world. 

In addition, each centre must report its own annual progress on key performance indicators. The key indicators are summarised below.

Each year the centres also report additional data on esteem indicators, grants that arose as a result of funding from Tommy's' grants, new tools for research, training and career development, as well as impact on health policy, new products and inventions. To view these reports, please email us at websitesupport@tommys.org

To read about recent achievements on our research centres please click here

Further measures (12 months to Nov 2014)

Funding

London

£k

Manchester

£k

Edinburgh

£k

Current grants held excl. Tommy's funding

(total value of grants)

14,923

(2008-18)

9,542

(2008-13)

13,783

(2008-15)

Tommy's funding (annual)

400

400 400
Estimated % of annual research centre spend 19   21 20

 

Staff composition

London  No No staff  % staff Manchester
No staff
% staff Edinburgh
No staff  
% staff
Principle Investigators 8 9% 18 20% 13 36%
PhD and MSc students 16 18% 28 31% 6 16%
Other staff 63 73% 43  49% 17 48%
 Total 87   89    36   

 

Applications submitted

London Manchester
Edinburgh
Number of grants submitted 20  43 45
Success rate 68%

27%

51%

 

Date of last audit

London
Manchester
Edinburgh
  June 2014 June 2014 June 2014

 

Number of peer reviewed scientific papers

London
No.
% total
Manchester
No.
% total
Edinburgh
No.
 % total
Impact factor greater than 7 13 18% 5 8% 4 6%
Impact factor between 3 and 7 29 39% 37 63% 41 57%
Impact factor up to 3 31 43% 17 29% 27 37%
 TOTAL 73  
59  
72  

 

Patents

London
Manchester
Edinburgh
Number of patents held/pending 2 0 0

 

Leverage obtained

London

£k

Manchester

£k

Edinburgh

£k

Additional funding leveraged as a result of Tommy's grants 4,081 2,071 4,600
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