There have been many discussions on NIH funding, and in particular the new funds dedicated to the new collaborative centers, as well as the see-saw of funding increases and decreases. Especially since this is basically the only actual significant source of funding we know of that is supposed to be going to research. And since the psychosocial cult isn't as significant in the US, it's likely not hijacked like in Australia, the UK, Denmark or other countries. Is there any accounting of this funding? Because quite a lot of the research that we see published is either privately funded or not directly funded by NIH research for ME. Maybe I'm mistaken but I don't think researchers like Systrom receive direct NIH funds for their work that includes ME. We know that some of Hanson's (or Klimas?) funding comes because of her work on Parkinson's, AIDS and GWI. Is there a breakdown of this? Because if we take an average of $10M per year, since 2008 that's a solid $100M. Extending another 2 decades we get lower annual budgets but that still amounts to over $200M in total. I know medical research is expensive but considering a lot of the research we see from the US is not actually funded by NIH, where is that money going? Most of the studies are small and it's difficult to add up to the total we are supposed to see. Ron Davis' grant was the first to be directly funded. So if no projects are directly funded, do we actually know where this money is actually doing? We know the CDC previously hijacked research money as well, but it's also supposed to spend roughly $5M per year and I similarly struggle to explain where that money could be spent at all considering ~$50M in the past decade and quite frankly absolutely nothing to show for except an update on a website that is marked as advisory only. I'm not sure if this is advocacy but I don't know where to place this elsewhere.