Research publication acknowledgement guidelines for NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre funded authors

Acknowledgement of NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) support in peer reviewed publications is a contractual obligation of the award made by the NIHR to support the BRC partnership. All publications by BRC-funded or BRC affiliated investigators that report clinical/translational work directly or indirectly supported by the BRC should include clear acknowledgement of NIHR Oxford BRC support. This includes projects where BRC support contributed to infrastructure, support staff or research governance, even if the primary support from the project was from another source.

It is important that all authors on peer reviewed publications liaise with the corresponding author(s) to ensure that funder attribution(s) are listed correctly. The following standard text should be included in the relevant funding or acknowledgement section in any peer reviewed publication. Please check the instructions for authors for the relevant publication for further details on how to acknowledge funders.

Acknowledgement of BRC support should be made by including the one of the phrases below. The words in bold are those that will be used for bibliometric analysis. Please note a disclaimer must be added.  This may be subject to checking and audit.

Example 1 – acknowledgement of affiliation 'The research was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)”

Example 2 – acknowledgement of funding “The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)”

Example 3 – acknowledgement of more than one funder or grant, then the suggested text is: 'The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC); Cancer Research UK [grant number]; another funder [grant number]; etc.”

Disclaimer: the following disclaimer after the acknowledgement must be added: “The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.”

PLEASE NOTE – some authors have stated that journals have removed acknowledgment text as part of the editing process. We also recommend that researchers add Oxford BRC to their affiliation/address details e.g.

BRC Acknowledgement Example

 

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