We have an obligation to follow the rules set forth by NIH in communicating and acknowledging federal funding. The full policy can be found at Important information is summarized below. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE NIH PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY CAN JEOPARDIZE FUTURE FUNDING FOR THE CENTER.

Requirements for Acknowledging NIH-Supported Research

The NIH grants policy statement outlines requirements for acknowledging Federal funding in the following products when describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with NIH funds:

research publications

press releases and other public statements

other publications or documents about research that is funded by NIH

requests for proposals and bid invitations

and other documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal money

These types of products must include the following statements:

A specific acknowledgment of NIH grant support, such as:

“Research reported in this [publication/press release] was supported by [name of the Institute(s), Center, or other NIH offices] of the National Institutes of Health under award number [specific NIH grant number(s) in this format: U54AI170855].”

Note: Please cite the current B-HIVE award (U54AI170855); do not cite the previous HIVE grant that has ended.

A disclaimer that says:

“The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

Important: B-HIVE Center members, including intramural NCI/NIH researchers, should only acknowledge the NIH award on publications and other statements when the activities that contributed to the publication both:

Directly arise from the B-HIVE award and

Are within the research scope of the B-HIVE award, including new methods or technologies


Please also be aware that, in addition to the requirement to acknowledge Federal funding as described above, NIH also requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the NIH Public Access Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public in PMC no later than 12 months after publication.

Some publishers/journals will automatically submit accepted manuscripts to PMC, depending on their open access policies which are sometimes not optional. Please consult specific journals for details on their open access policies. A list of journals and their participation level in PMC can be found at For journals that do not submit to PMC, a participating B-HIVE Center co-author must ensure the manuscript is deposited into the NIH Manuscript System (NIHMS) to receive a PMCID and comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Manuscripts must receive a PMCID within 3 months of publication to comply with the Public Access Policy. The NIHMS can be accessed at: See the Overview section under “About” for submission process details. Please report the NIHMSID for a submitted publication until a PMCID is received.

Additional details about the NIH Public Access Policy can be found at If you have further questions, please consult B-HIVE co-Directors (Bruce and Stefan) and/or Program Managers (Karen and Christian).