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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. 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 it is essential that any copyright agreement you sign is in the form of a non-exclusive agreement as, under the terms of your contract, the Crown has been assigned an irrevocable non-exclusive licence in respect of any information, Intellectual Property, Results, Materials and conclusions arising from the research project.

Most journals have suitable non-exclusive licences for government-funded research. If you have, in error, signed an exclusive copyright agreement with a publisher, it is your responsibility to alert the publisher as soon as possible. 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