Acknowledgement statement and disclaimer

***IMPORTANT: You must send a copy of the paper/article/output to 14 days before it is due to be published so it can be recorded and sent to NIHR for review.***

If you are publishing research findings:

When submitting a paper, article or report for publication you must include:

  • The relationship statement:
    • The NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), AND:
  • The relevant funding acknowledgement:
    • This research was funded by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
    • This research was co-funded by [insert name of co-funder] and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
    • This paper presents independent research funded [and/or] supported by the NIHR Cambridge BRC, OR:
    • [Insert name of author(s)] is / are supported by the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
      • Please note this will apply to you if:
        • You are a PhD student supervised by a BRC Theme / Programme Lead
        • You have used BRC infrastructure but no BRC funding
  • The following disclaimer must also be included: The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

These statements may be placed in either the acknowledgement or funding section of a publication. It can also be placed in supporting information provided there is a linking statement in the main publication. It is not sufficient to place only in author’s affiliations.

Other research outputs (for example, posters, presentations):

Include the appropriate funding acknowledgement shown above and the disclaimer. If you are representing an NHS Trust or university, use their templates and the NIHR ‘funded’ or ‘supported’ stamps. If you are representing the NIHR please use their own templates for marketing materials.

Please also refer to the ‘Displaying the NIHR identity correctly’ section below.

Need help?

Please email the final draft of all publications to us so we can check the acknowledgements prior to submission.

Acknowledgement audits

The NIHR Cambridge BRC management team undertakes regular audits of publications from researchers who have used NIHR facilities to ensure that appropriate acknowledgements have been included.

In circumstances where we have not been appropriately acknowledged when support has been provided/utilised, we may ask researchers to issue errata at their own cost to relevant papers in order to ensure that NIHR acknowledgements are always included where necessary.

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