Should I acknowledge the NIHR?
The NIHR requires all publications by ARC supported researchers, not just those projects which are ‘ARC projects’, to include the funding/support acknowledgement.
If you are unsure if this applies to you, in the first instance please use the flow chart below, otherwise, please contact the ARC core team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If not included, the NIHR will not count any publication as part of the ARC's outputs – used by the NIHR and Department of Health and Social Care to measure our progress and make future funding decisions – that does not in some way acknowledge us, either as “This study was supported/funded by…” or “X Person receives funding from…”.
The NIHR also reserves the right to take back funding where these obligations have not been met, especially in instances where a new paper has led to publicity.
As such, including this acknowledgement is hugely important.
It’s important to note that the ARC doesn’t want to take credit for a project it hasn’t really been a part of, only that it is acknowledged where it has in some way assisted/contributed something to that work. For example, through funding a portion of your salary. It doesn’t necessarily matter if a project/write up is linked in any way to a specific CLAHRC project/theme or not.
This is so we can demonstrate to the NIHR the whole value of the ARC (not just the value arising from its listed projects).
Wording of acknowledgement and the required disclaimer can be found below:
|Funding Statement||Support Acknowledgement||Person Support Acknowledgement|
This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration Oxford and Thames Valley, at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
This research was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration Oxford and Thames Valley at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
[Name] is funded by/receives funding from* the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration Oxford and Thames Valley at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
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