Publications and affiliations

Researchers conducting research studies at the facility need to comply with the requirements of the funders. Please see below for a summary of the information you should keep in mind during the publication process.

Acknowledging facility funding

  • To assist funders in tracking outputs from the research they have fully or partially funded, their contributions must be acknowledged. As the main funder for the facility, the NIHR contribution must be acknowledged in all publications resulting from research done there.
  • Support by the facility should be acknowledged, referring to it as the 'NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility'.

Trust and University affiliations

  • Where any author has a substantive or honorary contract with the University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, both organisations must appear as affiliations in all submissions for publications, referred to as 'University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust'
  • The facility should be included as a secondary affiliation, referred to as the 'NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility'

Open access repositories

  • NIHR: requires papers accepted for publication resulting from studies at the facility to be deposited in the Europe PubMed Central (PMC) repository, as soon as possible and within six months of the journal publisher's official date of final publication.
  • Wellcome Trust: requires papers resulting from research at the facility and accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal to be made available through PMC and Europe PMC as soon as possible and within six months of the journal publisher's official date of final publication.
  • HEFCE: from 1 April 2016, University of Southampton employees must deposit their publications in an institutional repository (ePrints/PURE) within three months of acceptance to be eligible for submission to the REF2021

Additional NIHR requirements

When publishing findings from studies at the facility, the NIHR requests that:

  • the following statement is included:

"This article/paper/report presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health."

  • a copy of the paper/article is sent to the relevant coordinating centre 28 days before it is due to be published
  • the principal award holder submits an end-of-project report within 14 days of the end of the study, in accordance with the research contract

ORCID unique identifier

  • An ORCID is a unique identifier for individual authors. It's for life, and will work across multiple platforms, so you can take your ORCID with you wherever you go. It ensures all your publications and outputs are correctly attributed and helps connect the right work with the right person by eliminating ambiguity.
  • The Wellcome Trust, NIHR and other funders are increasingly mandating the use of ORCIDs. Find out more at: