Table 2 Exclusion process for awards funded by the NIH, agencies and centers listed on NIH RePORTER in 2005, 2010, and 2015

From: NIH support of mobile, imaging, pervasive sensing, social media and location tracking (MISST) research: laying the foundation to examine research ethics in the digital age

Year 2005 2010 2015
Funding awards from the NIH, agencies and centers on the NIH RePORTER 62,102 75,533 61,970
Awards excluded because “MISST” does not appear in title 61,945 75,159 61,206
Remaining potentially relevant funding MISST research awards 157 374 764
Excluded: use of MISST technology not integral to study 4 12 69
Excluded: acronym in keyword search has alternative meaning unrelated to MISST 6 15 19
Excluded: MISST use in medical device development only 0 2 9
Excluded: MISST keyword used in analogy only 5 6 6
Excluded: keyword “mHealth” did not refer to MISST 0 0 5
Excluded: MISST use in nonhuman research 8 1 5
Total MISST funding awards 134 338 649