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Our key achievements 2017 - 2021

Our success of early phase studies

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Bibliometrics analysis of UCLH BRC Themes

In May 2021, the UCLH BRC carried out an analysis of Web of Science publications to illustrate the performance and ranking of the UCLH/UCL partnership in each of the Research Themes that are being proposed in the 2021 competition for BRC designation and funding.

We have used three rigorous methods of categorising research publications as indexed in Clarivate's Web of Science (WoS) and InCites Core Collection, for the period 2011-2018. We created thematic filters to survey the ~14M publications, using; WoS Search Terms; WoS Categories (determined by the publication’s journal) and WoS citation topics. For each theme, we noted the record count for the top 100 institutions, and UCL's global and UK rank. This analysis was further validated by the UCL Research Excellence Framework analytics team. This showed that for all 14 of our proposed themes, UCL ranks in the UK top 3, with 12 of 14 ranked number 1. This is consistent with the NIHR/RAND theme-based analysis in 2016.

View the spreadsheets of theme areas below.


Cardiovascular Diseases

Computational Medicine

Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine



Healthcare Engineering

Hearing loss

Inflammation, Immunity and Immunotherapeutic

Mental Health

Neurological Diseases


Oral Health and Disease