Why acknowledge the BRC?
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) not only expects but requires NIHR Newcastle 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 and other NIHR awards to the partnership (between Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University) therefore depend on our doing well in this area.
In addition, acknowledgements and bibliometric data are regularly used as a metric by the Department of Health & Social Care to justify future budgets for health research funding and therefore, by acknowledging your funding correctly, you are helping to ensure that clinical research projects and infrastructure will be supported in the future as well as directly helping to underpin the research portfolio of Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University.