Grantee Funding Acknowledgment: Letter From Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.

Updated November 28, 2016

Dear NIAMS Grantee:

We need your help in raising awareness about the vital role of the National Institutes of Health in your research accomplishments. We are proud to be supporting exceptional science on bone, muscle, joint and skin diseases, and we want to spread the word about these exciting projects!

By taking the actions described below, you will also be responding to a Congressional directive that instructs grantees to "acknowledge NIH's funding contribution when they publicize their research findings."

In Your Scientific Publications

In each publication or other document describing your NIH-funded research, please 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."

In Your Oral and Poster Scientific Presentations

At scientific conferences and meetings on basic, translational and clinical research, you can help promote awareness of the federal funding you receive through the NIH. Please include this funding acknowledgment slide [PPT - 272 KB], designed for both PC and Macintosh formats, in your oral and poster presentations.

When Publicizing Your Research

Please alert the NIAMS Office of Science Policy, Planning and Communications (OSPPC) when your manuscript is accepted for publication. This will allow NIAMS staff to explore with you and your institution potential opportunities for publicizing your research findings, which will help the public to understand the link between NIH funding and health advances.

Please remember that grantee institution press releases, videos, publications, interviews with reporters, or other communications must include acknowledgment of NIH support. We are happy to work with you and your press office to ensure the appropriate language is included.

NIH Public Access Policy

Lastly, please review the NIH Public Access Policy. The policy requires scientists to submit final, peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that result from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central at the time of acceptance for publication. The policy requires that the public be able to access the papers in PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.

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.

Best wishes for continued success!


Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institutes of Health