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Attribution of NIH/NIGMS Support

We need your help in raising awareness of NIH's role in supporting research advances made by grant recipients. Greater recognition of this role will enhance the American public's appreciation of the scope and impact of NIH support. By taking the actions described below, you will also be responding to a Congressional directive that grantees "acknowledge NIH's funding contribution when they publicize their research findings."

  • Acknowledge NIH/NIGMS' full or partial support of your research in journal articles, oral or poster presentations, news releases, interviews with reporters and other communications. The citation in scientific publications should use the following format:

    Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Science of the National Institutes of Health under award number R01GM085232.

    If the research received funding through the Recovery Act, see Acknowledging Recovery Act Support.

    If you have more than one grant, only cite the one(s) that supported the research described in the article or presentation.

  • Alert the NIGMS program director who manages your grant if you have a significant finding accepted for publication, especially if your institution is planning a news release or if you have other reasons to expect media coverage of your work. We honor embargoes, so give as much lead time as you can—at least 2 weeks.

    The program director's name, telephone number and e-mail address are on your Notice of Award. If you do not know your program director's name or telephone number, send e-mail to the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison or call this office at 301-496-7301. The head of the office is Ms. Ann Dieffenbach.

  • Give your program director's name and telephone number to reporters who ask you to suggest scientists who could comment on your research. Please let your program director know if you do so and provide him or her with copies of your article(s) in press.

  • Ask your institution's public information officer to contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison so that they can coordinate efforts to publicize important research progress. NIGMS can help publicize your institution's news releases by posting prominent links to them on our Web site, including them in a weekly news release compilation distributed to subscribers, and featuring them in our news digest or other outlets. News releases are also now included in a "News and More" tab in the NIH RePORTER grant information repository, further increasing their utility, visibility and impact.

This page last reviewed on June 13, 2012