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Publishing research

When publishing research that has been supported in some way by the BRC, investigators are expected to:

Acknowledge BRC support in publications

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) not only expects but requires BRC support or funding to be acknowledged in journal articles. The NIHR monitors these references to BRC support and uses them to measure our performance.

Future funding for the BRC therefore depends on our doing well in this area. Moreover, as BRC support underpins the research portfolio of UCLH and UCL, ensuring BRC acknowledgement is vital for the future of research in general.

Expected acknowledgement

The following words should be used to acknowledge support:

This research/study/project was funded by ………………. <list main funders>…………… and supported by the National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre.

or

This research/study/project was funded by ………………. <list main funders>…………… and supported by researchers at the National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre.

As an absolute minimum, the published work should be attributed to the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and University College London Hospitals.

Where possible, affiliation to NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre should be included in the author affiliation.

Investigators are also expected to acknowledge BRC support in conference and meeting presentations. Your BRC Programme Operations Manager can give you template slides.

Alert the BRC communications team before publication

It is vital that investigators 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 communications team to prepare and maximise coverage as soon as any press embargoes are lifted. Contact Rosamund Yu on rosamund.yu@ucl.ac.uk or Madeleine Stewart on madeleine.stewart@ucl.ac.uk