Grant Numbers in 2009 PubMed® Display and Search Changes
T he display of grant numbers in PubMed changed slightly on December 15, 2008 when the new 2009 system became available. As reported in MEDLINE® Data Changes 2009, the granting agency's hierarchical structure is now included, and the country information is now in a separate element (defined by the slash).
Here is an illustration of how grant numbers now display in the PubMed Citation format:
Components of the granting agency can be searched individually, e.g., nih [gr].
Because country is now in a separate element, searching also changed slightly. To search for a granting agency and a particular country, tag the search terms (i.e., [gr]) and AND them together, e.g.:
- country [gr] AND agency [gr]
For more information on searching grant numbers in PubMed, please consult the NLM Technical Bulletin articles listed here:
- More Changes to Grant Number Information
- NIH Grant Numbers in PubMed® Citations
- Wellcome Trust Grant Number Added to MEDLINE® /PubMed® Citations
- Additional Grant Number Information from the United Kingdom
See also Grant Number Information Found in the GR Field in MEDLINE®/PubMed® for the full names of the granting agencies.
McGhee M. Grant Numbers in 2009 PubMed Display and Search Changes. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 Jan-Feb;(366):e2.