NIHR Brand Guidelines

The NIHR identity is currently part of the NHS branding, and the guidelines are for everyone working within the NIHR, funded and/or supported or working in partnership with them.

All organisations using the NIHR identity are now required to be compliant with this, and the NIHR has made some changes to also comply with the NHS brand, including:

  • The NIHR logotype and logotype for social media
  • The NIHR colour palette
  • The NIHR stamps


Summary of NIHR branding guidelines 

This document summarises the full identity guidelines, for further information please refer to the document below.

Full branding guidelines

The attached document explains the changes to the NIHR identity in line with the new guidelines, and a series of templates for use in a variety of needs, for example: in publications, electronic templates for documents, PowerPoint presentations, posters, digital and social media.

Changes presented in this document supersede the relevant sections of the full NIHR Identity Guidelines Version 3. (Version 3 of the Guidelines will still provide guidance on other topics.)

Acknowledgement guide

This is a document of how to acknowledge the NIHR correctly in papers and press releases and how to send them to the NIHR Cambridge BRC communications team.

Publications: presentations, policy briefings and research posters

If a presentation or poster focuses on research findings which have been wholly or part-funded by the NIHR Cambridge BRC, it must be placed on your institution’s PowerPoint template or poster template. Only use the NIHR slide template if you are acting as a representative of the NIHR Cambridge BRC.

Using the NIHR logotype
  • What size should the NIHR logo be on your documents?
  • What is the ‘exclusion zone’?

Find the answers in this short document.



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