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Grantee Funding Acknowledgment: Letter From Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Updated April 8, 2013
Dear NIAMS Funding Recipient:
Please help fulfill our commitment to inform the American public about the vital role of the National Institutes of Health in your research accomplishments.
The NIH grants policy requires researchers to acknowledge Federal funding when issuing publications, scientific presentations, press releases, and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal money. Receiving a research grant from the NIH obligates you to inform the public that funding for your research has come from taxpayer dollars.
Each publication or other document about research supported by an NIH award must include an acknowledgment of NIH support and a disclaimer such as:
"Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number _____________. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health."
Scientific conferences and meetings on basic, translational, and clinical research are venues in which you can help promote awareness of the taxpayer funding you receive through the NIH. Please include this funding acknowledgment slide, designed for both PC and Macintosh formats, in your oral and poster presentations.
Prior to issuing a press release concerning the outcome of this research, please notify the NIAMS Office of Science Policy, Planning and Communications to allow for coordination. Grantee institution press releases, videos, publications, interviews with reporters, or other communications must include acknowledgment of NIH support.
NIH Public Access Policy
Lastly, please take time to review the NIH Public Access Policy, which requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication. Please be aware that for non-competing continuation grant awards with a start date of July 1, 2013 or beyond:
- NIH will delay processing of an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy.
- Investigators will need to use My NCBI to enter papers onto progress reports. Papers can be associated electronically using the RPPR, or included in the PHS 2590 using the My NCBI generated PDF report.
Thank you for helping us spread the word that taxpayer dollars are funding essential progress in improving the health of all Americans through biomedical research.
Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health