How to affiliate with and acknowledge the NIHR HPRU
Using the corresponding HPRU templates will create unity and help build a stronger, more recognisable NIHR identity both within the research community and with patients and the public, industry and charities.
Here is a summary guide of how to affiliate with and acknowledge the NIHR HPRU in Gastrointestinal Infections:
1. NIHR HPRU name
2. Publication Approval and Acknowledgments
5. Notice of planned media activity
6. Email Signature
- NIHR HPRU name
The name of the HPRU is:
NIHR HPRU in Gastrointestinal Infections at University of Liverpool.
The short name of the HPRU is:
NIHR HPRU in Gastrointestinal Infections.
Please do not use parts of the name or alter it.
- Publication Approval and Acknowledgments
Acknowledging HPRU in Publications
Acknowledging the NIHR HPRU is vital as we need to capture all your relevant work. If a publication is acknowledged as an HPRU one it can be counted as an output for the Unit.
Anything HPRU related that is published by any HPRU researcher should have the following included as an address, in addition to your usual address:
- NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections, UK.
Where a publication is a result of work directly funded or indirectly supported by the HPRU this too needs to be acknowledged.
Acknowledgment and disclaimer for work directly funded by the NIHR
The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Gastrointestinal Infections at University of Liverpool in partnership with Public Health England (PHE), in collaboration with University of East Anglia, University of Oxford and the Quadram Institute. [name of researcher] is based at [name of institution]. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, the Department of Health and Social Care or Public Health England.
Disclaimer for work not directly funded by the NIHR but where they have been acknowledged in the address
[name of researcher] is affiliated to the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Gastrointestinal Infections at University of Liverpool in partnership with Public Health England (PHE), in collaboration with University of East Anglia, University of Oxford and the Quadram Institute. [name of researcher] is based at [name of institution]. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, the Department of Health and Social Care or Public Health England.
If the research uses patient data then this needs to be acknowledged. Examples of types of patient data used in research include:
- GP records
- Clinical audits, for example the National Diabetes Audit
- Disease registers, such as the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service
- Hospital Episode Statistics
- Diagnostic imaging datasets
- Prescribing databases
- Patient surveys, for example Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)
- Information collected during clinical trials and cohort studies
- Data in large patient cohorts, such as the NIHR BioResource and the UK BioBank
Acknowledgment for work that uses patient data
This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the NHS as part of their care and support and would not have been possible without access to this data. The NIHR recognises and values the role of patient data, securely accessed and stored, both in underpinning and leading to improvements in research and care. Read more
A draft of research articles should be submitted to NIHR at the same time as submission for publication or at least 28 days before the date intended for publication, whichever is earlier.
When submitting your research article ensure that you add both the NIHR affiliation and the funding acknowledgement, as stated above. If your research uses patient data, please include the above acknowledgement.
Please submit your paper directly to email@example.com copying in firstname.lastname@example.org to the email so that a record of outputs can be maintained. Please include details of the publication/journal the article is to be submitted to.
Dissemination of results
NIHR would like sight of any publication or work where the results of HPRU research are being disseminated (book chapters, abstracts from congress participation or poster presentations for example) to ensure the correct acknowledgments are being used, since these too are deemed to be research outputs. Again please submit these directly to email@example.com copying in firstname.lastname@example.org to the email.
Presentations relating to the work of the NIHR HRPU should be given on the HPRU presentation template.
The NIHR should be acknowledged for their support at the end of the presentation, with the same acknowledgement and disclaimer used in publications. The NIHR logotype should not be used; the NIHR stamp should be used instead. These elements of NIHR Identity are already incorporated in the template.
Download the current NIHR HPRU in Gastrointestinal Infections oral presentation template.Updated 10/06/2019.
Posters relating to the work of the NIHR HRPU should be given on the HPRU poster template.
The poster should include the NIHR acknowledgement, disclaimer and a stamp. These are already incorporated in the template. The template is in .pptx format.
Download the current NIHR HPRU in Gastrointestinal Infections poster template. Updated 10/06/2019.
- Notice of planned media activity
It is critically important to the Department of Health (DH) and the NIHR that we are made aware of any intention to publicise news or stories that involve the NIHR, including issuing any press releases or media statements reporting findings sufficiently in advance. This will allow us to work with colleagues to prepare ministers and the Department’s and the NIHR’s media teams for any publicity and indeed, where appropriate and possible, to secure any quotes or follow-up activities that would support your research.
Best practice is to give at least 28 days’ notice of an intention to issue a press release or target media with a news story to the relevant coordinating centre, together with a copy of the research paper/report, where appropriate. If the media materials announce NIHR-funded research findings, this is a contractual obligation.
A draft press release or media materials must be sent to the relevant coordinating centre 14 days before the planned issue date, including any press releases to be issued by the publisher. All embargos will be respected by the NIHR and by the DH.
When research the NIHR has supported is funded by others, when announcing NIHR funding, when individuals or teams win awards and prizes and when recruiting patients in studies, it may not always be possible to provide 28 days notice, but in these cases please do still let us know it is going to happen as soon as you can. Please note that in these circumstances it will not be possible to gain ministerial or CMO quotes.
Please notify the Communications team at the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility: email@example.com, copying in firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Email Signature
Please ensure your affiliation to the NIHR HPRU is clear and includes the website and Twitter address.
Mr Tom Jones
National Institute for Health Research
Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections
Follow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/HPRUgi
The NIHR HPRU at University of Liverpool is a partnership with Public Health England (PHE) in Gastrointestinal Infections in collaboration with University of East Anglia, University of Oxford and the Quadram Institute.
- NIHR Branding/Logo Usage: Communications Team, NIHR Central Commissioning Facility - email@example.com