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How to reference the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) 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 researcher posts.

If we’ve funded your project or we’ve funded (or part-funded) your post, it is a requirement of your funding that you reference the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC) in your research outputs or whenever you’re sharing information about your work.

What do we mean by a research output?

A research output is any item arising from NIHR-funded research that enters the public domain. Outputs can be written, verbally presented, audio/visual or electronic. The NIHR takes a broad definition of what constitutes a research output. Key examples for reporting research findings are shown below.

  • Publications, e.g. Books, Book Chapter, Conference Proceedings / Conference Paper, Consultancy Report, Journal Article / Review, Manuals/Guides, Monograph, Policy Briefing Report, Systematic Review, Technical Report or Standard
  • Engagement activity based outputs, e.g. Talk or presentation; Magazine or newsletter (print or online) piece; Media interview, press release, press conference or other response to a media enquiry; Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel; Broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast.
  • Influence on Policy, Practice, Patients and the Public, e.g. Training for practitioners, Health and care guidelines, Policy documents, Participant materials
  • Research tools and methods, e.g. Biological samples, Cell line, Technology assay or reagent, Model of mechanisms or symptoms, Physiological assessment or outcome measure, Antibody
  • Research database and models, e.g. Database/Collection of data, Data analysis techniques, Computer model/algorithms, Data handling & control
  • Intellectual property, e.g. Patents, trademarks
  • Medical Products, Interventions and Clinical Trials, e.g. Diagnostic Tool, Therapeutic Intervention, Preventative Intervention, Management of Diseases and Conditions, Health and Social Care Service design, Support Tool
  • Software and technical products, e.g. Software, New/Improved Technique/Technology.

Research papers

For research papers, the acknowledgement, unique award identifier and disclaimer below should be added to the funding or acknowledgments section of the manuscript and included in the funding information requested by the publication on submission.

This study/project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NIHR200173). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

Download the guide below for further guidance on how to reference outputs that aren’t research papers/manuscripts.

You can also find more information on the NIHR website – NIHR research outputs and publications guidance.