The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) not only expects but requires NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) support or funding to be acknowledged in all research output. The NIHR monitors these references to Newcastle BRC support and uses them to measure our performance. Future funding for the Newcastle BRC therefore depends on our doing well in this area.
Your funding or support acknowledgement may be placed in either the acknowledgement or funding section of a publication. They can also be placed in supporting information provided there is a linking statement in the main publication.
It is not sufficient to place the acknowledgement only in author’s affiliations.
It is vital that investigators and trainees who have some BRC funding let the BRC know when they are about to publish research. This information is treated in the strictest confidence but allows the core team to prepare and liaise with the NIHR, University and Hospitals Trust press teams in order to maximise coverage as soon as any press embargoes are lifted.
You must also send a copy of the paper/article/output to BRC.Publications@newcastle.ac.uk, preferably at least 14 days before it is due to be published so it can be recorded and sent to NIHR for review.***
Acknowledgement statement and disclaimer
If you are publishing research findings as a paper, article or report for publication, you must include:
- the relationship statement
- the relevant funding acknowledgement
- the disclaimer
1. The relationship statement:
The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
2. The relevant funding acknowledgement:
This research was funded by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
This research was co-funded by [insert name of co-funder] and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
This paper presents independent research funded [and/or] supported by the NIHR Newcastle BRC
[Insert name of author(s)] is/are supported by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
Please note this will apply to you if:
- You are a PhD student supervised by a BRC Theme / Programme Lead
- You have used BRC infrastructure but not BRC funding
3. The following disclaimer must also be included:
The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.