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Copyright

Copyright

Applies to all contracts for all programmes from March 2012 standard contract

Assuming that your report is accepted for publication, it will be published in the relevant programme journal. Under the terms of your contract, copyright is assigned to the Crown, so it will bear the following statement:

© Queen’s Printer and Controller of HMSO 20XX [year of publication]. This work was produced by [name of author/organisation] under the terms of a commissioning contract issued by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. This issue may be freely reproduced for the purposes of private research and study and extracts (or indeed, the full report) may be included in professional journals provided that suitable acknowledgement is made and the reproduction is not associated with any form of advertising. Applications for commercial reproduction should be addressed to NETSCC.

Permission to reproduce material from the published report is covered by the UK government’s non-commercial licence for public sector informationLink open in a new window.

If you submit papers arising from your report to other journals, where possible, any copyright agreement you sign should be in the form of a non-exclusive licence agreement as, under the terms of your contract, the DHSC has been assigned ownership of any report, executive summary, paper, abstract or other document provided under the contract. In addition, the contract grants DHSC an irrevocable non-exclusive licence in respect of any information, Intellectual Property, Results, Materials and conclusions arising from the research project.

Should the publisher of another journal insist on receiving an assignment of copyright, or an exclusive licence, this is possible only if:

  1. The publisher requires the assignment or exclusive licence to relate only to the published article;
  2. The published article is different to the Journals Library report (please see the Dual publication guidance for further information);
  3. You are able to secure the relevant permissions to reproduce any required material from the article in your Journals Library report (for example, tables and figures). Please see the Permissions guidance for further information.

If you require any assistance in this matter, please email journals.library@nihr.ac.uk

Acknowledgements and disclaimers

If you submit your work to another journal, or anywhere else, please ensure it carries the appropriate funding acknowledgement and Department of Health disclaimer:

Funding/publication acknowledgement

This project was funded by the [insert programme name] Programme (project number xx xx xx xx) and will be published in full in the [insert journal title, volume and issue number, if known]. Further information available at: [insert project page web address]

Department of Health disclaimer

This report presents independent research commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views and opinions expressed by authors in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NHS, the NIHR, MRC, CCF, NETSCC, the [insert programme name] programme or the Department of Health.

If your final report includes verbatim interview quotes, please use the following Department of Health disclaimer:

This report presents independent research commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views and opinions expressed by the interviewees in this publication are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily reflect those of the authors, those of the NHS, the NIHR, MRC, CCF, NETSCC, the [insert programme name] programme or the Department of Health.

EME Reports

Please ensure that you follow the guidance at: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-for-research-studies/manage-my-study/branding-and-study-outputs.htm