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New Requirements for NIH Funding Acknowledgement

The National Institute of Health (NIH) requires researchers to acknowledge federal funding in peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

As of April 2012, notices of award include the requirement to specifically mention NIH and to include the grant number (or the intramural equivalent, or the contract number if it is research conducted under contract), in a fashion similar to this:

Research reported in this publication was supported by grant number(s) CA123456 and CA654321 from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

In addition, all grantee institutions are required to acknowledge federal funding in every news release, news story, or other story for public dissemination that features NIH-supported research, and to notify the relevant NIH communication office of the release or story before publications.

Including this information will help the NIH populate the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) tool found at with compelling descriptions of the research they support, and to communicate the value of taxpayer-funded research to the media, advocates and policymakers. Read more about how to acknowledge NIH funding

(Last updated on March 10, 2017 )