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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 include, whenever possible, the grant number and the name of the source of support, in this case the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences. For additional details on citation requirements, see the Rights in Data (Publications and Copyrighting) section of the NIH Grants Policy Statement. To cite NIGMS support of your research in your presentations, you may use the following graphic image.

  • 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. The program director's name, telephone number, and e-mail address are on your Notice of Grant 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. In addition to writing a news release when appropriate, NIGMS may highlight such progress in feature stories, reports or testimony to Congress, and in the "News" section on our World Wide Web home page. We will, of course, honor any embargoes on journal articles.
This page last updated November 19, 2008