Please use the 'Funded by NIHR' logo on visual and digital outputs. You should also acknowledge NIHR and use our disclaimer. Funded researchers should not use the corporate NIHR logo.
Research teams can create logos for their NIHR-funded studies, but should not use the NIHR visual identity to do so. The NIHR acknowledgement, unique award identifier and disclaimer must also be in place.
How to use the Funded by NIHR logo and disclaimer
Websites - Add the logo and disclaimer so that it is visible without scrolling down the page on a desktop.
Print - On research posters and patient leaflets, add the logo and disclaimer below the fold or the bottom half of the page.
For research posters, you can use your institution’s templates. You can also use an NIHR poster template and add your host institution logo.
Slides - Add the logo on the first slide and the acknowledgement and disclaimer on the final slide.
You can use your institution’s templates for slide decks. You can use an NIHR poster template and add your host institution logo.
Videos - Add the 'Funded by NIHR' logo on the final frame with the acknowledgement and disclaimer.
When not to use the Funded by NIHR logo
The 'Funded by NIHR' logo should not be used on:
- Original research papers
- Press releases
Funded by the EME programme
A separate logo is available for researchers funded by the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme, to acknowledge that the programme is a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the NIHR.
If your project is part of the MRC Clinical Trials portfolio, special arrangements apply (please contact EME to find out more).
Award holders are permitted to create digital channels for their NIHR-funded research project, such as websites and social media accounts.
Websites should display the 'Funded by NIHR' logo. It should be used above the fold but not in the header, i.e. so that it is visible without scrolling down the page.
Websites should also use the NIHR acknowledgement and disclaimer.
Social media accounts
Award holders are permitted to create social media accounts for their research project, such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
Social media accounts should acknowledge the NIHR funding in their bio. For example, by tagging the NIHR Research twitter account (@NIHRresearch) in a twitter bio. We also recommend that you tag your host organisation in any social media bios.
The NIHR has a number of audience-focused social media channels that you can follow, supplemented by topic specific streams. We encourage you to engage with and re-share NIHR content on your own channels to help amplify the work of the NIHR, as well as creating unique posts publicising your funded research. Tag us in your posts about your research and we may be able to re-share and amplify too.
Videos about NIHR research should show the 'Funded by NIHR' logo on the final frame with the acknowledgement and disclaimer.