Acknowledgment Policy for use of WVCTSI & NIH Resources

Please acknowledge WVCTSI when issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid invitations, and other documents describing projects or programs conducted as a WVCTSI Member.

For each publication that results from WVCTSI support, grantees must include an acknowledgment of WVCTSI support and a disclaimer. Suggested text is noted below and we recognize that the acknowledgment may be modified to satisfy specific journal policies:

Each publication, press release, or other document about research supported by an NIH award must include an acknowledgment of NIH award support and a disclaimer such as “Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number U54GM104942. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

This policy is applicable to individuals whose salary, education, or research activities are funded all or in part by WVCTSI direct or institutional match funds, whose work on the cited project is in support of activities related to WVCTSI and work resulting from Faculty/Scientist and Associate/Trainee members.

An approved version of the WVCTSI logo may also be incorporated into communications (example: posters) to further highlight the institute's support. The logo may not be altered in any way- including stretching, cropping, or altering colors. A gray scale version of the logo is also available. 

Logo-White Background

Logo-No Background

Gray Scale Logo    

We also require that you follow the NIH Public Access Policy:

To advance science and improve human health, NIH makes the peer-reviewed articles it funds publicly available on PubMed Central. The NIH public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication.  This access policy includes any publications that cite or credit the WVCTSI award (U54GM104942) from the NIH.  This policy applies to any manuscript that: 

  1. Is peer-reviewed
  2. And, is accepted for publication in a journal1 on or after April 7, 2008
  3. And, arises from:
    • Any direct funding2 from an NIH grant or cooperative agreement active in Fiscal Year 2008 or beyond, or;
    • Any direct funding from an NIH contract signed on or after April 7, 2008, or;
    • Any direct funding from the NIH Intramural Program, or;
    • An NIH employee.

If you haven’t linked your applicable publications to the WVCTSI via eRA COMMONS/ My NCBI yet, please do so as soon as possible.  For more information about this policy as well as how to comply with this policy, please review the following websites: