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Q: Do I need to acknowledge ARRA support in publications about ARRA-funded work?

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White House Recovery Act Web Site ( A. According to the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), there is no requirement to acknowledge ARRA support in publications about ARRA-supported work funded through the NIH.

Other ARRA programs (such as transportation funding) have very specific acknowledgement requirements, but that is not the case for NIH funding.

Grantees should follow the standard requirement described in the Grants Policy Statement:

For each publication that results from NIH grant-supported research, grantees must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer stating the following:

"This publication was made possible by Grant Number ________ from _________" or
"The project described was supported by Grant Number ________ from ________" and
"Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the [name of awarding office or NIH]."

NOTE: If the grantee plans to issue a press release concerning the outcome of NIH-supported research, he or she should notify the NIH awarding office in advance to allow for coordination.

In the case of an ARRA supplement, the publication should acknowledge the parent grant.

For more information, contact:

Bryan Clark, M.B.A.
Chief, Grants Management Officer
Grants Management Branch, Office of the Director, NICHD
National Institutes of Health
Phone: (301) 435-6975

Last Reviewed: 04/12/2010
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