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NIHR Global Health Research branding guide

 

Contents

The NIHR Global Health Research (GHR) Programme is funded through UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) via the Department of Health and Social Care.

This document is a guide for acknowledging ODA funding awarded through the NIHR in research outputs and other materials.

Notification

It is a contractual requirement that you provide notification and final copies of all of your research outputs to the NIHR at least 14 days before they enter the public domain.

If you are unable to provide us with the full final version of the output at that time, please submit a draft at notification and send through the final version as soon as it becomes available.

Output notifications must be submitted through the correct management system:

Please keep us updated about the progress of your output (e.g. from submission to acceptance/rejection or acceptance to publication) by updating the MIS or by emailing us.

More information is available in the NIHR research outputs and publications guidance.

Acknowledgement and disclaimer

The NIHR must be acknowledged as the funder of your research in both oral and written research outputs.

All published material must contain an acknowledgement of funding, and when mentioning research findings or opinions, an appropriate disclaimer. For research papers, the acknowledgement and disclaimer should be added to the funding or acknowledgments section of the manuscript.

The wording of the acknowledgement and disclaimer is as follows:

“This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (project reference) using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the UK Department of Health and Social Care.

We may ask you to add/edit an acknowledgement and/or disclaimer if necessary, but do not approve your outputs.

More information about how to acknowledge NIHR funding in research outputs is available in the annex.

Brand requirements

All award holders and Academy Members funded via the GHR Programme should represent the ODA funding to an external audience by using the ‘Funded by NIHR’ logo together with the UK aid logo.

A paired ('locked in') ‘Funded by NIHR’ logo together with the UK aid logo can be downloaded from the NIHR Hub. NB: The paired logos on the hub are sized for use on A4. 

Advice will be provided regarding use of the UK aid logo in transition countries, and/or in countries where specific considerations apply.

Position:
Bottom half of page (or above the fold if on a web page), with NIHR acknowledgement in proximity.

Logo use:
For legibility, minimum sizes are specified. Minimum width for the UK aid logo is 17mm (UK aid guidelines, p18, Annex B). For guidance on how not to use the logo, see the UK aid guidelines (p30, Annex B).

Press releases

Global health researchers are required to give the NIHR at least 14 days’ notice of an intention to issue a press release or plan any media activity. Once the press release or media materials have been prepared, please send a draft to the communications team in the relevant NIHR coordinating centre ahead of issue.

Press releases should acknowledge the NIHR and ODA funding in the body of the release and included the following boilerplate in the Notes to Editors:

STARTS

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation's largest funder of health and care research. The NIHR:

  • Funds, supports and delivers high quality research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care
  • Engages and involves patients, carers and the public in order to improve the reach, quality and impact of research
  • Attracts, trains and supports the best researchers to tackle the complex health and care challenges of the future
  • Invests in world-class infrastructure and a skilled delivery workforce to translate discoveries into improved treatments and services
  • Partners with other public funders, charities and industry to maximise the value of research to patients and the economy

The NIHR was established in 2006 to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research, and is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. In addition to its national role, the NIHR supports applied health research for the direct and primary benefit of people in low- and middle-income countries, using UK aid from the UK government.

ENDS

Resources

 

Annex – Research outputs

How to acknowledge funding

All NIHR Global Health Research funding should be acknowledged by using both the ‘Funded by NIHR’ logo and the UK aid logo, unless advised otherwise (see below).

If you are unsure whether the use of the UK aid logo is appropriate for the context of your research, contact your NIHR programme manager for advice.

Output 

Funded by NIHR / UK aid logo 

Funding Statement 

Disclaimer 

Comments 

Audio outputs – Radio interviews, podcasts etc.

Yes (where possible, if shared online)

Yes (verbally, within the piece)

Yes (where possible)

Funding also to be acknowledged verbally where possible.

Acknowledgement and disclaimer to be included on webpage/location where the audio clip/podcast is hosted

Blogs by NIHRGHR- funded research teams, sharing research findings

Yes

Yes

Yes

Acknowledgement and disclaimer should be included at the end of the blog if about NIHR research (NIHR branding should not be used by individuals in their non NIHR capacity)

Editorials, magazine and feature articles on research

No

Yes

No

Funding to be acknowledged

Social media channels e.g. Facebook and Twitter of NIHR GHR funded research teams, sharing research findings

Yes

Yes

Yes

Acknowledgement and disclaimer should be included in the profile if about NIHR research.On Twitter, use NIHR Twitter handle @NIHRresearch and #NIHRGlobalHealth for any relevant tweets. NIHR branding should not be used by individuals in non-NIHR capacity

Journal and conference abstracts

No

Yes (where possible)

Yes (where possible)

Consult with host organisation as applicable

Journal and conference articles, incl peer- reviewed

No

Yes

Yes

Acknowledgement and disclaimer to be included in funding section

Logos – designed by project team

No

No

No

A logo can be created for an NIHR-funded study, but not for a group of researchers. Has to be submitted to Programme Manager for approval

Materials and summaries to patients or in-country stakeholders (printed or digital) explaining NIHR GHR-funded research; they may be giving advice to the public on what to do, based on research findings)

Yes – placed within lower half of the page

Yes

Yes

Templates of the award- holding institution(s) should be used

Newsletter produced by project team

Yes

Yes

Yes

Acknowledgement and disclaimer should be included at the end of the newsletter

Posters of research

Yes - placed within lower half of the page

Yes

Yes

Consult host organisation. NB NIHR template for research posters are also available

Press releases on funded or supported research.

Yes – if house style of host org permits

Yes in the body of the press release

No – include boilerplate

 The NIHR boilerplate should be added in the notes to editors

Research protocol

Yes – but optional

Yes

Yes

 

Slides of research

Yes – placed within lower half of page

Yes

Yes

Consult host organisation

Website - for project

Yes

Yes

Yes

Should be hosted on institution website. NIHR stamp and UK aid logo to be visible above fold of webpage. Funding to be acknowledged in ‘about us’ or similar section

Video - Videos created by research team sharing research findings

Yes, closing frame

Yes

Yes

Videos to be uploaded to research team’s own YouTube channel and NIHRtv can add them to a ‘featured’ video list if carry appropriate branding and acknowledgements