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9 Jul 2021

Guide: Referencing the ARC if we've funded your research

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How to reference the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) for the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) if we’ve funded your research.

As an NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, we fund a wide range of research projects, as well as research posts including our PhDs and Research Fellows.

If we’ve funded your project or we’ve funded (or part-funded) your post, we need you to state that in your research outputs or whenever you’re sharing information about your work.

If you’re producing any of the following, they need to include an appropriate reference to the NIHR and the NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria, and/or our logo.

  • Presentations about your project or work
  • Posters
  • Research papers
  • Research briefs/policy briefs
  • Blogs or other online content
  • Social media posts (we need to be tagged @NIHR_ARC_NENC)
  • Press releases
  • Films or animations
  • Podcasts

There are resources below to help you with this, including a step-by-step guide to referencing the NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria.

Communicating more widely about your work

Your research is complete, your paper has been published – now it’s time to spread the word.

We’re here to help you make an impact with your work – and can support with social media activities, news articles, blogs, research briefs and other dissemination activities.

Please email for advice.

Media activity/press releases

If your organisation is planning a press release or media activity relating to your ARC-funded work, you must let us know. We need to know in advance, so we can also give NIHR notice.

If this is the case, please contact our Communications Manager – at the earliest opportunity.

Training and support

We’re in the process of developing some training sessions around communications activities, including how to write for a lay audience, how to develop a research brief and how get the most from social media – with more info to come soon. In the meantime, if you have a particular area or topic you’d like us to cover, we’d love to know.

Please email us at with your suggestions.