Research Space Funding (RSF) was provided since 2011 to support public hospitals, national specialty centres and universities in defraying utilities and maintenance costs associated with research.  Its goals are to promote and reward competitive research, level the playing field in a fair and transparent manner, encourage co-funding with the institutions and reduce their cost of research.  The institutions have been supportive in promoting translational and clinical research by providing research space and protected time for clinicians to do research.  Hence, with the increase in research activities and costs over time, the RSF would be able to partially support these institutions in their maintenance- and utility-related expenses.  The eligible RSF amount for each institution will be computed based on the percentage of its ongoing NMRC competitive grant funding (including the talent development programmes and human capital awards) the institution held in each calendar year.