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Author's Corner: Acknowledgments

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This page is intended to provide resources that may help guide authors when confronted with questions about the acknowledgement section of journal articles

Core Facility or Resource Usage Acknowledgments

Collaborator or Supporter Acknowledgments

Funding Acknowledgments

Communicating and Acknowledging Federal Funding

Requirements for Acknowledging NIH-Supported Research
The NIH grants policy statement outlines requirements for acknowledging Federal funding in the following products when describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with NIH funds:

  • research publications
  • press releases and other public statements
  • other publications or documents about research that is funded by NIH
  • requests for proposals and bid invitations
  • and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal money

must include the following two statements:

1. A specific acknowledgment of NIH grant support, such as:
"Research reported in this [publication/press release] was supported by [name of the Institute(s), Center, or other NIH offices] of the National Institutes of Health under award number [specific NIH grant number(s) in this format: R01GM987654]."
(If you have more than one grant, only cite the grant(s) that supported the research described in the article or presentation.)

2. An acknowledgement of the level of NIH funding that indicates:
a. the percentage and dollar amounts of the total program or project costs financed with Federal money and
b. the percentage and dollar amount of the total costs financed by nongovernmental sources.

3. A disclaimer that says:
"The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health."

Source: Communicating and Acknowledging Federal Funding. (2013, April 26). Retrieved November 08, 2017, from