Acknowledging the BioResource

The NIHR BioResource should be acknowledged in all publications resulting from any study that we have supported. Any press releases including social media posts based on studies that we have supported should acknowledge the NIHR BioResource.

Acknowledgement text for publications

Please use the following wording in the acknowledgements section of any publications making use of BioResource participants, samples or data:

"We thank NIHR BioResource volunteers for their participation, and gratefully acknowledge NIHR BioResource centres, NHS Trusts and staff for their contribution. We thank the National Institute for Health and Care Research, NHS Blood and Transplant, and Health Data Research UK as part of the Digital Innovation Hub Programme. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care."

Consortium citation

Any manuscript that makes substantial use of primary data from the NIHR BioResource should include the NIHR BioResource Consortium as an author.

NIHR BioResource1

1NIHR BioResource, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0QQ, UK.

The position of the Consortium citation within the authorship list is to be agreed with the BioResource Publications Committee on a case-by-case basis.

To submit a manuscript to the Publications Committee please contact

If you require the full NIHR BioResource Consortium author list, please contact

Social media

All social media posts regarding a study that the NIHR BioResource has supported should acknowledge the BioResource by including our hand @NIHRBioResource.

A full list of BioResource publications is also available.

Our publications


Publication Costs

Where the NIHR BioResource is acknowledged, the BioResource is unable to pay or contribute to the costs associated with publications arising from studies.

Where the NIHR BioResource is a named author, the BioResource will contribute up to a third of the publication costs upon the production of a suitable invoice.